I see from reading Marty Klein’s excellent blog that Ohio, in its race to the bottom for reproductive rights, seems prepared to ban any abortion requested because Down’s Syndrome was detected in the fetus.
Aside from the probable unconstitutionality of cherry-picking a woman’s reasons to end a pregnancy, what is the heroic point of this? Are they that anxious to have more mental defectives in the population? Advocates are saying things like ““with nine out of 10 babies with Down syndrome being aborted, extinction is what we are really talking about,” or “…we need this bill so that they can be born, and not culled.” These are the utterances of women who actually have given birth to progeny with this defect, and I can only think that they resent the idea that someone else might be spared what they have let themselves in for.
Hello. People. Infants with birth defects are not a separate species. Extinction is an irrelevant concept. We are not talking about a legacy culture disappearing from the planet. We’re talking about women who don’t want to have retarded offspring. A decision which all of us should support.
Political correctness has gone bananas, and now it is coming back to bite women (of course, women) right in the ass.