Or tolerance? Here’s diversity, indicating differences?
Here it is with regards to the handicapped:
Lovely! If your baby at 24+ weeks gestation has some sort of defect, you’re free to kill him or her. The newer blood tests looking for anomalies can also identify the sex of the unborn. I wonder if we’ll be seeing less baby girls any time soon.
Blind, deaf, paralyzed people have achieved everything from composing an alphabet (Louis Braiile), to music (Ludwig Von Beethoven) to aiding disabled Christians in the developing world and art from a paintbrush held by mouth (Joni Eareckson Tada).
So why are handicapped unborn infants considered fungible rather than part of so called diversity initiatives?
The child isn’t born yet, so IMO for some it is just a concept. The idea of having to go through extra hoops in life to accommodate a handicap child through to adulthood may be (selfishly) unappealing to those with a “vision” of a perfect family.
Well, abortion in general is an exercise in intolerance at its foundation. Each one is a statement that the parents would rather kill the child than tolerate whatever issue the child represents to them.
But to the original point of the thread, yes, the potential of some perceived flaw or handicap in the child is plenty enough reason to kill it. It makes the child little more than a commodity. Put the dented can back on the shelf and select one that’s the perfect cylinder.
If you knew your fetus would have a life threatening or altering disability that would make it extremely difficult do it to live… could it also be seen as cruel and unusual or even selfish on the mother’s part?
My scenario assumes the mother knows of the disability before birth (24 weeks in the case of the OP)
Clearly you have false memories and know nothing about what Terri Schiavo was about.
It is instructive in that it was an early example of how conservatives will aggressively lie and hand wave contrary to reality and the law to try and get a political/religious “win”.
Terri Schiavo wasn’t “handicapped”. She was a vain woman who routinely made herself throw up food and liquid diets to stay thin, which led to cardiac arrest and the resulting lack of oxygen caused extensive brain damage. She was diagnosed to be in a persistent vegetative state and even then had two years of occupational therapy to try and improve, all the while her brain turning into liquid.
Then the resulting personal attacks con her husband who had next of kin legal rights and you’ve got Jeb Bush sending out state police to try and commandeer her, Bill Frist subpoenaing her to testify in Congress and just a horrible ■■■■ show of religious pandering all in contravention to every law of the land.