Monday, May 14, 2007

Abortion: all or nothing

Sunday's New York Times had a piece on the ethical quandary people who are pro-abortion face when it comes to screening unborn babies for things like deafness, Down Syndrome, sex... It's an odd situation. Such persons end up supporting abortion when it is simply a woman's choice and the baby is healthy, but they start to feel uncomfortable when the woman is unwilling to bring the pregnancy to term because of a mild genetic problem. Since abortion advocates are not allowed to make exceptions, there have even been whistle-blowers in organizations like Planned Parenthood, who notify reporters when things are being done to promote eugenic abortion.
As one woman said, the right-to-life people have ethical guidelines; that is what we need.
Oh, my.
Planned Parenthood actually has it right (if you can be "right" about something so wrong): either all abortions are okay, or none are. Ethical guidelines can't be allowed to get in the way.

1 comment:

margaret said...

Isn't it a comfort to know that right-to-life people have ethical
guidelines. Now maybe I can get some sleep tonight. Phewwwwwwww