Friday, March 23, 2007


A New Twist on the Baby Bonus

Coming soon to the lips of Maurice Vellacott - a new twist on the Conservative's childcare plan. A play on choice.

Texas state senator Dan Patrick has a bold new plan to reduce abortions. If you're a U.S. citizen, Texas resident, pregnant, and you want an abortion -- and you can prove you really want it -- you may be entitled to $500.

All you have to do is carry the fetus to term and sell it to the state.
There will be some unintended consequences if the bill passes. There are about 77,000 abortions in Texas every year, and at $500 a pop, they'll run the taxpayers $40 million dollars to buy off. (A small price to pay, when you're doing the lord's work.)

Also, passing the law will require vacating another Texas law, the one about not buying and selling people. And, I guess, the emancipation proclamation.

Dan Patrick (nee Dannie S. Goeb) is the author of S.B. 1567, a bill that was referred to the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday. It calls for the health department to "develop a program to encourage pregnant women to place their children for adoption rather than have an abortion... The program must include a $500 payment to each woman who is a resident of this state and a citizen of the United States who places a child for adoption rather than have an abortion."


(b) The department may only distribute the application forms to abortion providers.

The only people who can get the money to have a baby are those who've proven -- by going to an abortion clinic -- that they don't want a baby. If you don't want to have a baby, you can get $500 to have a baby, but only if you don't want it. That's some catch, that Catch 22.

This begs the bigger question, what is the going rate for those in their terrible twos? How about those pesky teenagers?

via Huffington.

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