I was catching up on some reading tonight, The Myth of Cuban Health Care by Jay Nordlinger. He was talking about Michael Moore’s latest pack of leftist lies, Sicko. No I haven’t watched it or any of his movies, quite frankly when our local video store has them on special for $1, I still would not spend even a measly dollar to watch one of his movies. I often wonder what leftist’s obsession with Cuba is, apart from the communism and Che and all that, let me share with you.
Cuba has slipped in infant mortality, as it has in every other area (except repression). But its infant-mortality rate remains respectable. You might suspect a story behind this respectability — and you are right. The regime is very keen on keeping infant mortality down, knowing that the world looks to this statistic as an indicator of the general health of a country. Cuban doctors are instructed to pay particular attention to prenatal and infant care. A woman’s pregnancy is closely monitored. (The regime manages to make the necessary equipment available.) And if there is any sign of abnormality, any reason for concern — the pregnancy is “interrupted.” That is the going euphemism for abortion. The abortion rate in Cuba is sky-high, perversely keeping the infant-mortality rate down.And there you have it, leftists don’t mind the gulags, the repression and all that but nothing warms the hearts of true leftists like ending human life, especially the most vulnerable. Source – July 30, 2007 Edition of National Review Online.