The “right to choose” is another phrase for eugenics.
Ruth Marcus at The Washington Post recently wrote an editorial confessing “I would have aborted a fetus with Down syndrome. Women need that right.”
Marcus slams proposed laws against identifying and killing preborn babies with Down syndrome, because in her words, “compelling a woman to give birth to a child whose intellectual capacity will be impaired” violates her right to choose.
She even admits that there’s a “creepy, eugenic aspect” to this, but insists that a baby with Down syndrome is not the child she—or most women—want.
Well, what if a woman doesn’t want a child with blue eyes, or doesn’t want a girl? Can she abort them, too? For many in the pro-choice movement, the answer is, “yes.”
Hopefully, an editorialist unashamedly promoting eugenics in the name of the right to choose will cause pro-choicers to reexamine their worldview. And it’s an opportunity for the rest of us to ask those committed to abortion, is that what they mean by ‘the right to choose’?
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