You know the culture is shifting in a prolife direction when environmental activists use prolife arguments to promote antipollution legislation in Congress. The Environmental Defense Action Fund is urging restrictions on mercury exposure by pointing out that mercury harms unborn children. And they use a video reminiscent of Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s video, “The Silent Scream” from the 1980s. Check out the video above! I don’t know anything about the legislation, but I find it fascinating that the group uses a sonogram of an unborn child to advance its argument for limits on mercury exposure, and placed such a video in an ad on Politicoby explaining mercury’s harmful effect on unborn children.
I noticed that in the successful House of Representatives vote to block these restrictions on mercury exposure, Republicans in the House largely voted to stop efforts to limit mercury pollution, and the Democrats largely voted in favor of restricting mercury. Again, I know nothing about the pros and cons of this legislation, but I think this is an intriguing way for the environmentalists to appeal to the Republican House members to change their minds. Many of these Republican House members are prolife on abortion, so the environmentalists are making a prolife appeal to them.