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Gay marriage poses a threat to the unborn

Gay marriage poses a threat to the unborn

Utah lawyer Gene Schaerr, above, has identified a new threat posed by same-sex unions: abortions will soar if the US  Supreme Court rules next week in favour of making gay marriage a national reality.

Schaerr – a “man of courage and conviction”, according to The Alliance Defending Freedom – predicts that the legalisation of same-sex marriage will result in 900,000 abortions.

Writing for the Washington Post, Dana Milbank said Schaerr’s logic was akin to saying that:

The raising of the minimum wage would increase the frequency of hurricanes.

Schaerr’s prediction is contained in an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court on behalf of “100 scholars of marriage” who want the Supreme Court to rule against a nationwide acceptance of same-sex unions.

Schaerr, a Mormon, acknowledged in a post on The Daily Signal:

On the surface, abortion and same-sex marriage may seem unrelated [but] the two are closely linked in a short and simple causal chain.

This is his reasoning:

A reduction in the opposite-sex marriage rate means an increase in the percentage of women who are unmarried and who, according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women. And based on past experience, institutionalizing same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates.

Nearly 900,000 more children of the next generation would be aborted as a result of their mothers never marrying. This is equal to the entire population of the cities of Sacramento and Atlanta combined.

Pressed for proof by Milbank of this cause-and-effect, Schaerr admitted:

It is still too new to do a rigorous causation analysis using statistical methods.

7 responses to “Gay marriage poses a threat to the unborn”

  1. Angela_K says:

    This utter pillock claims to be a lawyer, how does he get away with that with such twisted logic? He obviously ignored biology classes because he believes Lesbians tend not to get each other pregnant.

  2. Don Cornetto says:

    E=mC2 therefore all mormons are fuckwits. Now that’s irrefutably true.

  3. dennis says:

    he is just using the same logical concept that inspires all religions logic. ex.. he has risen because the body is gone. good grief.

  4. Robster says:

    Now boys and girls, we’ll go to page 6 of the “Big Book of Nonsense”, what have we here? Oh I see, using plain flour will turn you marble cake into marble and yes, magic underwear really is magic, just ask an elder. Need money? Ask your knickers, singlets are particularly good at sorting out relationship issues too says Joe smith.

  5. Laura Roberts says:

    My brother is a lawyer — top of his class in college, graduated with honors from one of the top law schools in the country.

    And, he’s an idiot. He believes in hands-free healing, “alternative” medicine, and any manner of hokum. A law degree means virtually nothing outside a court of law.

  6. Ex Patriot says:

    The numbers on the stupid meter need to be raised again by at least 1000 because of people like him with less than 2 working brain cells

  7. gedediah says:

    Matt Staver and Larry Klayman have long shared the prestigious position of dumbest lawyer in America. Looks like it’s all over for this year.

    http://wonkette.com/567294/americas-toughest-sheriff-and-dumbest-lawyer-team-up-to-sue-obama

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2015/02/20/staver-obama-causing-god-to-curse-america/