Hey y'all! So the title doesn't really summarize my thoughts on this, and I was given a limited amount of characters for the title. Basically, there have been instances of parents discovering that their unborn child may have Down Syndrome or may be autistic - or maybe this child simply has a learning difference - so the parents decide to abort. This is really freakin' inhumane. There are definitely people who don't agree with abortion. To those of you who don't, I respect your opinion. There are also people who identify as pro-choice. To those people, I respect your opinion, too. In fact, I'm one of you. There are people who fall on all positions of the opinion spectrum dealing with abortion. I would really hope that we can agree that aborting a child simply because they have a learning difference or disability is really inhumane. The fact that parents won't give this child a chance at life and love and knowledge upsets me so much. Aborting a child with a disability, mental, physical, or otherwise, implies that the lives of those who are disabled (of any kind) are worth less than those of us who aren't disabled. Society, regardless of how you identify politically, should make an effort to make people feel equal to one another. Just because someone is in a wheelchair does not mean they are any less human; thus, just because a fetus may have a disability does not mean their chance at life should be revoked before they even leave the womb. Simply because a child may have a disability doesn't mean their future wouldn't be bright. Disabled people are more than just disabled - they are hard workers, they are kindhearted, they are leaders, they are parents, they are siblings, they are family, they are friends. They are human. Thus, I don't really understand why this is an ethical issue that is still up in the air. These unborn kids are human. They haven't even taken their first breath outside of their mother's womb. I identify completely as pro-choice, but if the only reason you're going to abort your child is because they may be disabled, that's outrageous.
Nov 9, 2019
No woman ever got pregnant in order to have an abortion.