The latest craze among environmentalists is killing children by not having them. These people are appalled by the huge carbon footprint kids leave behind. Think of all the consumer electronics devices they'll use up and throw away, not to mention all those gallons of gas parents use to ferry their little carbon emitters to toxic malls. There's a hilarious writeup of this fake "trend" in an issue of the Daily Mail from last week, full of horrified prose about how shocking it is that women might want to forgo squirting out an infant, and then blaming the whole thing on extreme environmentalism.
Apparently women untouched by Green crazoids would normally "dream of marriage and babies" and think that being childless is "unnatural." But expose them to Ralph Nader and the Sierra Club and they become the only thing worse than child-rapers: child-refusers! My favorite bit is when the author describes Toni, a childless woman and environmentalist who says she's happy to live without kids:
Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers - and a voice calling her Mummy.
But the very thought makes her shudder with horror.
At the age of 27 this young woman at the height of her reproductive years was sterilised to "protect the planet".
Incredibly, instead of mourning the loss of a family that never was, her boyfriend (now husband) presented her with a congratulations card.
While most parents view their children as the ultimate miracle of nature, Toni seems to see them as a sinister threat to the future.