Last Thursday’s two-run homer by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was one of the most heartwarming moments of this MLB season so far.
To quote Wesley Smith: “The pernicious search and destroy mission to wipe people with Down off of the planet through eugenic abortion is taking so much love out of the world.” Just look at the pure, genuine & beautiful happiness on both Teddy’s and Todd’s faces and tell me Teddy should never have been born. I dare you. (click each image for a larger version)
Read more about Teddy here.
Also, in case you missed it the first time around, I republished my article, Would You Say That to My Face? Over at Ignitum Today last week:
Whether you mean to say it or not, advocating for abortion for unborn children with various diseases and disabilities in an effort to “spare them a life of suffering” (among other things) suggests that one must be perfect in mind and body in order to have a fulfilling life, which sends a message to those of us poor fools living with disabilities outside the womb that you do not think that our lives are worth living.
Unfortunately, this issue doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. In fact, there’s a good chance that it will only get worse. Mike Sullivan of Saving Downs reminds us of the two bioethicists who wrote a paper last year arguing in favor of infanticide for babies with Down syndrome.
They recently revisited their argument in a blog post at Dissertation Reviews expressing surprise that the obviously ignorant Down syndrome community opposes their agenda of eugenics and infanticide: “How should academics communicate and spread the results of their research among the lay public? And how should the media report and disseminate the results of academic reflection on bioethics?” They asked.
Some may not see an obscure little paper in an academic journal that most people will never see as something to be very concerned about. But, recall that Hitler and the Nazis were inspired by a pre-existing eugenics movement propagated mostly by German doctors and professors. An important thing to keep in mind as mainstream academia becomes increasingly more comfortable suggesting that people with disabilities, young and old, should be put out of their own and everyone else’s misery.