Friday, March 30, 2007

The $500 Adoption Plan

A Texas state legislator has proposed a measure that would offer $500 to pregnant women to place their children up for adoption within 30 days of giving birth. "If this incentive would give pause and change the mind of 5 percent" of women considering an abortion," philosophized Republican State Senator Dan Patrick, "that's 3,000 lives. That's almost as many people as we've lost in Iraq."

Patrick also hosts his own conservative radio talk show. People listen. To him. About things like accepting $500 to have a baby so that someone else can adopt it.