On Saturday, April 21, Heather Knight, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have declared 2013 to be the "Year of the Child."
Knight commented "It seemed a bit ironic considering San Francisco is plagued by family flight and counts just 13.5 percent of its residents as younger than 18, the smallest percentage of children of any city in the country, according to the 2010 census. Wouldn’t that be like Miami proclaiming it Year of the Snowman?"
Irony is not the right word. What we are seeing is the pathological refusal to face reality (latest example here) which is a hallmark of "progressives." Even more bizarre is that one of the resolution's co-sponsors was supervisor Malia Cohen. It was Cohen who sponsored the legislation hampering the work of crisis pregnancy centers like First Resort and the Alpha Preganancy Center--organizations that will help mothers give birth to children.. A June 7, 2011 press release from the Women's Health Policy Report stated:
"Supervisor Malia Cohen is working with NARAL Pro-Choice California on legislation that would mirror laws in Austin, Texas and New York City, where centers are required to post signs that disclose whether they have medical professionals on staff and provide abortion care, contraception, or offer referrals for such services."
So: Malia Cohen, a card-carrying member of the abortion establishment, is complaining about the lack of children!
In our August 2, 2011 post on Cohen's legislation we called her "...one of those black politicians (like Barack Obama) who service the abortion industry while that industry exterminates black America." San Francisco has already been ethnically cleansed of black people (when I was a child, SF was 13.4% black, now it is down to about 6%). Surprise, surprise: SF's Planned Parenthood used to be on Eddy Street in the Western Addition (about three blocks from the projects), a largely black area. With so few black people left, that location closed, and Planned Parenthood opened a new abortion business in the Mission, which is heavily Hispanic.