I promise…. my last blog on this subject.
It’s just that in all my research for my other three blogs, I have stumbled upon something that is truly quite amazing. Maybe even a little reassuring so I felt I had to share it with my readers.
It was when I got into the nitty-gritty of articles on fetus selection, written by scientists instead of passionate family members or biotech companies, that I realized our fate could be far worse if scientists did not support pro-choice.
Now when you read papers written by scientists on this subject, the writing is emotionless, almost surreal, because you find you have to remind yourself that they are talking about a life. A fetus, at least in their writings, is just a thing – not really different from a piece of furniture and they assign no more emotion to it than you would a used car.
They begin with chromosomal abnormalities. The data is all very straightforward – matter-of-fact. They touch on issues you would expect, but for the most part, all medical jargon. It is when they move on to abortions based on the sex of the fetus, that their writing style changes. I mean, really, how can you substantiate the abortion of a fetus under this scenario if the prior example is only justifiable due of the health of the fetus? That is called being in a pickle.
So what do they do?
They talk about public policy not being able to trump a mother’s choice. I smiled, almost as though I had won the race…. kind of like the tortoise in that favorite childhood story about the lessons of life.
Based on my reading, I believe, if it wasn’t for the pro-choice movement, these scientists would be pushing hard for public policy which would dictate abortions for fetuses with hereditary and chromosomal abnormalities. Now, I could be wrong, but I don’t believe I am. (You are welcome to read one of these very long and boring papers. I would love to know your thoughts.)
So there you have it. A woman’s right to choose trumps the fetus with Down syndrome and for once, this is all a good thing.
In the end, who would have ever thought the pro-choice movement would ultimately defend against public policy for the mandatory elimination of our kids.