Wednesday, May 9, 2007

This Requires Our Attention

According to the New York Times, about 90% of women who discover that they are pregnant with a Down syndrome child choose to have an abortion.

2 comments:

Mark said...

I saw this yesterday. Of all of the possible reasons that one might have an abortion, this strikes me as particularly offensive. More offensive than someone that just doesn't want a baby. It's an unbeleivably self-centered and sad view of parenting.

HeroicLife said...

Choosing to have a child with severe mental and physical problems is a moral atrocity. There's no way to get around the fact that Down syndrome causes suffering in everyone involved, especially the child. The parents who support bringing more people burdened with this illness into the world only want to extend their and their children's suffering to everyone else. They should be named for what they are - evil.

Every child should be loved and valued - but a fetus is not a child until he or she is born - and what kind of perverted monster do you have to be to want children to suffer their entire life? Only the religious dogma behind the hypocritical "culture of life" is capable of sinking people to this level.