David Perry, a “senior academic adviser” at University of Minnesota, is promoting abortion for babies diagnosed with Down syndrome or other possible mental or physical disabilities.
Perry recently wrote a piece that complains that recent attempts to prohibit Down syndrome abortions are not really about protecting vulnerable human beings, but about controlling women’s bodies. It is entitled: “Republicans Are Using Fear of Eugenics to Attack Reproductive Rights”
Eugenics is a set of beliefs and practices that aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.
Perry believes that it’s time to affirmatively support the right to eugenic abortion, even as we fight the need for it. The struggle for disability rights begins with the affirmation that no one gets to tell anyone else what to do with their body. That includes abortion.
He states that conservatives are using “public’s positive feelings about cute kids with Down syndrome” as a way to control women.
Anti-choice activists have found what they think is a winning wedge issue: Down syndrome and other “sympathetic” disabilities. The latest attack was in Ohio, where, in late December, GOP Governor John Kasich signed a bill that bans abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Ten states have either passed similar bills or have presented them before legislatures. The function, and I suspect the goal, of these laws is not to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome or even to stop abortions based on prenatal diagnoses. Instead, the anti-choice movement is trying to use the public’s positive feelings about cute kids with Down syndrome, like my son, to undermine reproductive rights.
In response to these threats to reproductive freedom, I’ve had to start saying something new and difficult: If individuals want to terminate an otherwise wanted pregnancy due to a prenatal diagnosis, I support their decision.
Sounds like a teenager reaction to me. JustSayin!
Perry attacks Republicans for using language about eugenics to restrict abortion. While noting that society needs to become more accepting of children with mental or physical disabilities, Perry also writes, “Still it’s time to affirmatively support the right to eugenic abortion, even as we fight the need for it. The struggle for disability rights begins with the affirmation that no one gets to tell anyone else what to do with their body. That includes abortion.”
Is this what we are coming to?
Then as you watch and listen to the young man in ‘Pro-Abortion Student Defends Infanticide. Killing a 2-Year-Old Baby is Okay Because “It Can’t Communicate”‘, you may wonder “is he for real?”
The student claimed that because a two-year-old may not be sentient, that the two-year-old baby does not have the same right to life. He also compared its rights to that of a tree. Because the baby cannot talk, for example, the student argued that it did not have the same rights.
“Without communication, we have no way of knowing if you’re sentient or not,” said the student, referring to killing young children. “It’s no different than this tree. It’s alive. But is it sentient?”
“Can the two year old talk to me?” he added. “Generally speaking, the child still has the inability to communicate.”
The twisted logic claims that because babies are not on the same level as someone old enough to feed and clothe themselves and to carry on a conversation that apparently their life is somehow less valuable. This is the same contorted and twisted logic that abortion advocates use to defend abortion.
Think how our young are being indoctrinated into this mind set via social media, celebrities and some of our universities.
We are winning this battle and that is why the left is lurching further off the cliff to stand their ground.
Planned parenthood has been around for over 100 years, but they reached their peak in 1995. They had 935 clinics around the country.
They had a goal of having two thousand clinics by the year 2000. Thankfully, this goal was never met and this abortion organization actually saw decrease in facilities over the years instead of an increase as they now have 597 clinics open after closing another 32 in 2017.
A Planned Parenthood lobbyist recently admitted the group’s support for ‘post-birth abortion’, which is infanticide. Falling back on the same arguments of “women’s choice”, the Planned Parenthood lobbyist defended the right to kill a born, breathing baby.
This is the new Pro-Choice folks. This is where we fight. What they do not realize, is that we win on this front it makes everything else so much easier!
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