Anencephalic Fetuses Are Subhuman “Par Excellence”
How many of you are long-in-the-tooth enough to remember when pro-’choice’ folks ridiculed anyone who warned that legalizing abortion-on-demand would lead to things like euthanasia… and sex selective abortions… and aborting the handicapped… or euthanizing the handicapped?
Well this article, about “well-known Brazilian pro-abortion activist and anthropologist Debora Diniz” justifies all those fears, if you ask me.
Subhumans are those whose lives are bound to ‘fail’—as Dworkin, a liberal American jurist who studies abortion, explains—or those for whom, to say the least, the concept of life is inadequate. Subhumans are extreme human otherness, those not expected by the miracle of procreation.
So “liberal American jurist” (Ronald?) Dworkin simultaneously invokes the divine (“the miracle of procreation”) and declares that “those not expected” by that miracle are “subhuman”?
But it is not only the anencephalic who qualify as ‘subhuman’:
the article continues:
Even the handicapped would not escape “selective abortion”:
“… There is much greater life expectancy and that is precisely what unites an anencephalic fetus to one carrying a trisomy of chromosome twenty-one [Down Syndrome] and even fetuses lacking distal limbs as potential targets of SPI [selective pregnancy interruption]. It is a social idea of life backed, of course, by biological fullness, which justifies most requests for selective abortion.”
How bad does this nightmare have to get before we end it, people? When will we put this holocaust to an end?