Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Half an abortion

Selective reduction turns my stomach, but the procedure points out flaws in the pro abortions argument.

Look up any abortion-related item in Jezebel, and you’ll see the developing human referred to as a fetus or pregnancy. But when the same entity appears in a non-abortion item, it gets an upgrade. A blood test could help “women who are concerned that they may be carrying a child with Down’s Syndrome.” A TV character wonders whether she’s “capable of carrying a child to term.” Nuclear radiation in Japan “may put unborn children at risk.”

This bifurcated mindset permeates pro-choice thinking. Embryos fertilized for procreation are embryos; embryos cloned for research are “activated eggs.” A fetus you want is a baby; a fetus you don’t want is a pregnancy. Under federal law, anyone who injures or kills a “child in utero” during a violent crime gets the same punishment as if he had injured or killed “the unborn child’s mother,” but no such penalty applies to “an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman … has been obtained.”

Reduction destroys this distinction. It combines, in a single pregnancy, a wanted and an unwanted fetus. In the case of identical twins, even their genomes are indistinguishable. You can’t pretend that one is precious and the other is just tissue. You’re killing the same creature to which you’re dedicating your life.

Sophie’s Choice is a common theme in abortion decisions. To give your existing kids the attention and resources they’ll need, you have to terminate your fetus. This rationale fits the pro-choice calculus that born children are worth more than unborn ones. But in the case of reduction, the child for whom you’re reserving attention and resources is equally unborn. They are, and will always be, a living reminder of what you exterminated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you want an eye-opener about Abortion and how the disabled are treated like Burdens , just rent the DVD GATTACA with Jude Law and Alan Arkin because Biology and Science decoded the DNA to purge society of the weak . Next the human race wants to start up a new Planet with all the top 1-2% of the best of the best .

Watch how Jude Law crawls from his wheelchair after his failed Suicide to jump in front of a car, he felt like a failure in the Olympics for not winning every medal as a Gold one.
So he does his duty for the State and climbs into the Home-Inferno used to burn garbage , then he pushes the button inside it to cremate himself as a failure best known for his Silver Medals and wanted to stay that way in the history books.
There is a Toronto clinic that does Gender-cide abortions by a test in the first month that is 80%+ accurate to help Design and family with mixed genders or just males.

I Support Lord Black