Thursday, May 09, 2013


The first nice day of the year found me strolling the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The barely budding trees (a month behind!) in the bright warm sunshine gave the scene a slightly surrealistic edge.

There was an anti-abortion demonstration being held on the plaza in front of Northrup, in which each black balloon represented one of the fetuses aborted every minute, about 71 million a year. That figure that seemed high at first, but works out to about one 1% of the worlds population. I had thought it would have been higher.

The demonstrators were displaying samples of disposable diapers and car seats and baby oil.

I didn't see any takers.

By Professor Batty


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