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Abortion for Disabled Babies: Who’s to Blame?

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:27 AM
The point is, killing a disabled, crippled, retarded, deficient, defective, call-it-what-you-will fetus is the rightful decision of the parents, nobody else. The Bible itself states that the blemished should not be presented to God. The implication is they are unfit and should be destroyed. So there is justification for abortion, or infanticide in the Bible, or at least the Old Testament.
Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:45 PM
Who follows the Old Testament? Not a Christian.
Basset Hound Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:21 PM
I seriously want to hurl when I read carp like this. I have a severely disabled son who lives in an assisted living center. Both my husband and I work hard, and realize that the REAL reason for the "safety net" is to support those who truly can't help themselves, not the goldbricks who WON'T. As for what happens to Down's Syndrome and others when their parents die? Ever heard of group homes? Zinj? And what should happen to a child who's disability doesn't occur (or manifest itself) until well after birth? I guess in your eyes we should have taken our son out to some isolated spot, tied him in a sack and thrown him in the creek.

If your attitude is typical, I'm afraid we've already reached the tipping point!
Eleanor32 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:01 AM
And they are reproducing at a frightening rate.
Right Makes Might Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:56 AM
If you’re going to take the cold pragmatist’s view, then what should we do with the now millions of able-bodied freeloaders who contribute nothing, and only feed at the public trough? I reckon they’re costing us more to maintain than all the Down people ever could.
Sarah266 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:54 AM
So you've taken your twisted interpretation of the Bible to argue for abortion? The Old Testament passage you describe is a guideline for animal sacrifice. It was also in regards to Jesus being born without sin. (prophecy of the Messiah) Jesus was to be the final and ultimate sacrifice to save all. With his sacrifice he abolishes the laws of the Old Testament and brings forth the New Covenant outlined in the New Testament. In the New Testament "blemish" is in reference to sin not physical flaws. Someone who is trying to use the Bible to argue for evil should be chastised.
Anominus Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:32 AM
And who determines whether someone is "unfit"? Once again, your arguments undermine the fundamental American belief that "all men are created equal," possessing the inalienable right to life and the Constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law. The parents have no more right to murder their unborn child, deformed or otherwise, than they do after birth, because no one can legally commit murder.

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