Amazing hypocrisy

From Pam Spaulding of Pandagon, a site which is unabashedly pro-abortion:

I’m so sick of low-lifes treating dogs like disposable items.

And one commenter, Rebecca, even wrote:

Wow, 21 comments/5 hours and no James comparing the abuse of actual sentient beings to abortion. Did he get banned?

Both Miss Spaulding and the commenters were complaining about the ASPCA and PeTA wanted to euthanize the fighting dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s compound. That significant amounts of money ought to be spent to rehabilitate fighting pit bulls, to educate them to be able to live in open contact with people, was simply a given, but the idea that actual people who are unwanted should be allowed to survive, well that idea never crossed their minds.
Update: I just saw this comment, from Pennylane, on Pandagon:

No matter what we–as humans–are making awful life-or-death decisions about these animals who have absolutely no input. That’s troubling to me, though I don’t know that just looking at numbers is the best answer. That *these* 50 dogs should be killed to save *those* 100 dogs is a calculation that I’d have a hard time making.


  1. The wife of one of my best friends is exactly like these two. She’s a moonbat that agrees with late term abortion, partial-birth abortion and post birth abortion. She also has a fourteen year old Lab mix which is lying in a dirty blanket in its own waste slowly and cruely dying of a cancerous tumor the size of a cantelope. The poor animal lays there wimpering all day and night and has to be fed by hand. Yet, when I offered to go to her house and compassionately end the dogs pain and remove it for her she called me a “beast”. I’m a beast for having humaine pity on a lesser animal but she’s enlightened for endorsing infanticide. Go figure.

  2. A veterinarian didn’t offer to end the dog’s suffering?

    I have cats, and I love cats, and having to have Patches put to sleep after a blood clot cost her the use of her hind legs made a grown man cry. The vet tried her best to save Patches, but her life couldn’t be saved. The idea of letting a dog that I assume can’t be saved die like you have described is just unspeakably cruel.

  3. Dana, the woman refuses to take the dog to the vet because she knows it won’t be coming home. The last time she took it in the vet said to put it down. That’s when she brought it home and put it on the blanket where it remains. In my opinion she’s torturing the poor animal. But she thinks she’s showing compassion by trying to keep it alive as long as she can.

  4. Of course the hypocrisy is stunning in its brazen self-deception and vigorous denial but these are not people who are reasoned with by facts and logic but rather, emotions rule. A wounded dog can be seen and heard and the evidence of his demise plays out before one’s eyes – a baby hidden away in what was designed as the sacred house of nurture, cannot be seen, therefore the rationale to rid oneself of it is more easily accomplished…until the guilt and regret and horrific realization occurs way down the line.

    For me, Pam Spaulding of Pendagon on this issue alone makes everything she says suspect. To be this self-deceived and hypocritical and an angry judge of those who do indeed make the justified analogy between mistreated dogs and babies being aborted, cannot be trusted. Such is modern day feminism.

  5. But she thinks she’s showing compassion by trying to keep it alive as long as she can.

    And why is it not showing compassion to keep a baby alive as long as one can?? Quite the contrary, in the matter of abortion the compassion is evidenced by society/law allowing a woman to bring death to the baby as soon as its convenient.

    Oh Irony.

  6. Miss Spauling loves dogs, and has frequently written about her own, including this article with pictures of her dogs. And, to be fair, Miss Spaulding writes far less about abortion than do the other Pandagonistae, primarily Amanda Marcotte and Jesse Taylor. But that the Pandagonistae can write the things they do, and not see where their words lead, is mind-boggling.

  7. I’m so sick of low-lifes treating dogs like disposable items.

    HAHAHAHAHA, that is laughable. Just exchange fetus with dogs, and there is Pam.

  8. 3 January 2009, 11:06 am

    Dana Pico, I love dogs too and the 3 that live in my home live better than most people in the world do. However unlike Ms. Spaulding, I realize that dogs are just that, dogs. And I don’t see anywhere that they have been singled out having been fearfully and wonderfully made… or created in the image of God. Ms. Spaulding elevates animals above people and in turn their value becomes far greater, which I suppose is why she and her ilk have such an easy time with baby disposal. Meh.

  9. Jennifer from Conversion Diary provides some insight into the thinking that informs the attitudes of the Pandagonistas regarding animals versus humans.

  10. Jennifer from Conversion Diary provides some insight into the thinking that informs the attitudes of the Pandagonistas regarding animals versus humans.

    I tried to put a link in this post. Let’s give it another attempt.

  11. Bismark, thank you for posting the link. What an insightful look at a change in thought process she provides. Again it is we who are made in the image of God, not dogs. We care for the gifts they are but they are not the one’s endowed with a soul. The Ms. Spauldings and Ms. Marcottes of the world must keep their denial steadfastly in place lest they have it stripped away and the truth make itself known.

  12. I became pro-life once I could no longer justify partial birth abortion in my own mind. My son was born at the same age of gestation that partial birth abortions are done, so why was my son more human than those babies? Because I wanted him? Bestowing humanity on someone simply because they were wanted seemed highly barbaric to me.

    But even at my pro-choiciest, I never held my pets with higher regard than people because I recognized that people have intrinsic worth different from animals. Don’t get me wrong; I have a menagerie to prove my love of animals (a dog, a cat, a rabbit, 2 birds, and 3 fish, with more pets to come). But when someone forces a dog to live because that person can’t deal with death, but the same person has no compassion for babies en utero, that is utterly barbaric.

  13. So a question to John and Dana, given the state of the dog in John’s story and the tenor of the recent comments… are you in favor of such euthanasia for humans then?

  14. Jeff: A dog cannot choose for itself, but human beings can. Though I would oppose such myslef, if someone wishes to take his own life, to end his suffering — or really, for any other reason — well, it is his life, and committing suicide does not trample upon the rights of anyone else.

    The case of Terry Schiavo is instructive here. The pro-euthanasia people had the incredible logical disconnect of saying that we should honor her (unwritten) wishes to end her suffering, and concomitantly claimed that she had no conscious brain function — which would mean she wasn’t capable of suffering at all. If Mrs Sciavo was in the state that they claimed, totally without any real independent thought, then she had no suffering to end, and if she had suffering to end, then they had no right to take her life, much less by the process of starvation.

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