Pat Buchanan wants our babies


Via Media Matters, which has bothered to read Pat Buchanan’s "Suicide of a Superpower":

Israel became home to the largest Jewish population only because the number of American Jews plummeted in the 1990s from 5.5 to 5.2 million. Six percent of the U,S, Jewish population, 300,000 Jews, vanished in a decade. By 2050, the U.S. Jewish population will shrink another 50 percent to 2.5 million. American Jews appear to be an endangered species.

Why is this happening? It is a result of the collective decision of Jews themselves. From Betty Friedan to Gloria Steinem in the 1970s to Ruth Bader Ginsburg today, Jewish women have led the battle for abortion rights. The community followed. A survey in 2000 by the Center for Jewish Community Studies in Baltimore found 88 percent of the Jewish public agreeing that "Abortion should be generally available to those who want it."

MM’s Simon Maloy does a fine job of demolishing this nonsense, but I can’t resist this, again from Buchanan’s book:

How many Jewish children were never conceived because of birth control?

I think there is likely no greater disincentive to more Jewish children than bringing Pat Buchanan into our bedrooms.

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