Well, there’s no such thing as non-eugenic abortion, yeah.
At the very least, it reduces the fertility of people unfit to be parents.
So it’s a genetic cull, is it?
Of those with mutations that reduce fitness?
Of those with medical conditions?
Wasn’t…. wasn’t homosexuality a medical condition for a long, long time?
What about when they start aborting gay kids?
Isn’t that genetic too?
Be careful with your Born This Ways.
People might believe you.
You can be Unborn This Ways too.
I bet the state’s budget for HIV meds and STD shots is much higher than Downs.
The State only cares about more money for the state.
Statism is a vampire.
On the other hand,
“China and India practice gender-selective abortion. Millions of unborn females have been aborted simply because of their gender. Abortion is evil.”
Isn’t that a genocide? It meets all the literal criteria. You know that’s what the MRAs would be calling it if the sexes were reversed? It’s one of the few times SJWs are factually accurate.
Asia generally doesn’t value the individual, let alone their rights. Then they bitch and colonize the West, everywhere actually, even Africa now because they don’t have anyone to marry off their shitty sons to…
History buff wades in
“The Nazis called it Lebensunwertes Leben, Life unworthy of life.”
Science nerd ruins everything
“Mewl all you want, bawl about murder and whatever god makes you cozy at night.
The future is coming through the implementation of CRISPR, and once that’s out of the bag, you can kiss goodbye forever such things as Down syndrome.
Everything will be edited at the genetic level. Imagine, if you will, you and your spouse have the free choice to have an edited child free of malady, gifted intellectually and physically.”
The everyone is equal thing doesn’t really work with genetic defects. An arms race of eugenic traits is going to ensue, with parents who don’t partake instantly at a fitness disadvantage. What if Hitler had DNA tests?
The question is only if we erase something important from the population with a superior group fitness advantage in a minority of cases e.g. genius. That’s why Asia is smart enough to research the genius DNA they don’t have before clipping it out before we know the full effects. That’s competitive…. on a racial level.
Based Bob says
“Is Iceland still boycotting Israel?”
There are genetic tests for being a Jew.
Reminder to all the biologists out there.
Amazingly, Israel developed these. The codes can be released online. Open science FTW.
Lefty tries to be edgy
“Trying to create a super race. Hey, what could possibly go wrong with that?
BTW, if medical science discovers the “gay gene” or the “trans-gender gene” and parents have the option of aborting the “defective” fetus, how will the cultural elites react? Will they be so quick to defend the mother’s right to choose? After all why raise imperfect children in this brave new world?”
Well, who are you to tell a person what to do with 18 years of their life and money?
Many parents want grandkids.
“You can’t end a person’s life because they have an illness or handicap.”
someone hasn’t followed the Trump-supported baby case
our State literally does that
look up “care pathways”
AKA death pathways
children and the elderly placed on them
Then there’s this guy
“Now do the same thing with liberals…The world would be a great place!”
They already are, it’s genetically heritable. They’re aborting themselves.
“If we are all equal in the eyes of the creator, then the sick and disabled are no exception.”
Why would a God punish someone like that from conception?
And where is it in the Bible that someone God made to die shortly before or after birth should be intervened?
rare good point
“Simply a matter of religion, eh? Are you OK with capital punishment? After all, the person committing the capital crime made the free choice to do so.
I find it interesting that both sides of the abortion issue manage to take opposite sides on the capital punishment issue. Must be religion.”
Except it says in the Bible to enforce God’s law… by killing people, including adulterers.
Without modern medicine, I doubt most of those Downs fetuses would have survived, so it’s really a point of how much we should spend for the ego of the parents of the defective, who don’t want to pay for it themselves.
“Parents deserve a healthy baby, considering the substantial costs and sacrifices of parenting. To claim that some parents should be forced to raise a Downs child — that is a callous, cavalier observation. Make your own sacrifices. Leave others to decide theirs.”
However, I’ve heard of false negatives in every test and false positives.
They’re all based on probability.
“In cultures where infanticide was accepted (as opposed to outlawed, which is the case in all modern industrial nations), I’ve read that seriously deformed newborns were often caused to die by the parents not caring for them, or leaving them out in the open someplace away from the community. They did not have the resources to bear the burden of caring for them, and sometimes believed (wrongly) that these unfortunate babies were the work of some evil spirit.”
I wonder how many in the West would claim disability for themselves or a child if they couldn’t get paid for it.
Think of the incentives there. Many people who want to control and abuse someone need only prey on the vulnerable by taking those jobs, it’s like teaching as a profession that puts you in a position of trust, how is reducing the vulnerable a bad thing? You can also breed them at home, pedophiles have children for that reason.
“I thought this was what the right wanted…..people not to have babies they can’t take care of. sure, those on the high functioning end of the spectrum can be integrated, but the majority can’t be. and they will outlive their caregivers, who will die in poverty.”
The most interesting fact is that one of the key issues with Downs is in the amygdala.
Don’t liberals have an atrophied amygdala? Literally shrunken?
“The child has a defect that causes him to attack others and self harm.”
Then he should be in prison. Case closed. We have asylums for literally this reason. If you can’t behave.
“Not just with trisomy-21, but with all genetic diseases. Our short-sighted approach has created tens of thousands of new disabled people every year. We keep them alive and even allow them freedom to reproduce, adding hugely to total human suffering.”
Freedom to reproduce is also freedom to fail or to bear the consequences.
They don’t. They’re bred like cattle so government workers can claim more money.
“The same empathy that makes us want to help the poor baby on TV but ignore climate change makes us want to help the individual to the detriment of the whole. Empathy is irrational and evolved to help us predict the future actions of enemies and prey. The “mirror neurons” thought to be responsible for empathy have been found in another species – cats.”
A parent’s unconditional love can be irrational, it can be pathological altruism in abuse cases. Not to mention, whites show absurdly high-rates of ingroup compassion compared to others, it’s a weakness at this level.
Any time you see some whining bitch vomiting disease-positive claptrap all over you, search for the condition plus violence or abusive.
They’re often defending their abusers.
They must tell themselves their ‘baby’ is always the victim because they cannot hit back.