“Down Syndrome” was trending on Twitter this week alongside “abortion” after the Supreme Court ruled not to block the Texas Heartbeat Act as members of the abortion lobby suggested abortion is obligatory to eliminate Down syndrome.
A heavily cited thread emanated from Newsweek contributor Richard Hanania who proposed that vetoing post-heartbeat abortions could overrun red states with children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
“You can’t screen for Down syndrome afore about 10 weeks, and something like 80% of Down syndrome fetuses are aborted,” Hanania inscribed. “If red states ostracize abortion, we could visually perceive a world where they have five times as many children with Down syndrome, and homogeneous numbers for other disabilities.”
“Could be outliers in the whole developed world,” he admonished in a separate tweet. “There are already negative stereotypes of Americans in these states, one can imagine it getting much more extreme. What if they additionally ostracize genetic engineering and embryo cull, while other places go ahead?”
“Will they maintain their credence in a diminutive safety net and lower regime spending in such a world?” he integrated. “Would liberals transmute their minds about regime spending if it culminates up going to states that have much higher costs due to these laws? Many intriguing things to cerebrate about.”
One of those who took issue with protesting the SCOTUS decision because more children with Down syndrome would be born was Princeton University Professor Robert P. George, who reminded his adherents of homogeneous arguments utilized by the Third Reich.
“Why is ‘Down Syndrome’ trending on Twitter?” George asked in a tweet. “Because some people are arguing we require permissive abortion laws so we can ‘screen’ for people with Down’s and kill them in utero. So erroneous. No member of the human family is inherently superior or inferior to any other in rudimental dignity.”
“Sometimes it’s worth recollecting that what became kenned as the Holocaust did not commence with the murder of Jews, or Slavs, or Romani,” George perpetuated. “It commenced with the killing of the incapacitated and cognitively impaired. They were regarded as ‘useless eaters’ and declared ‘Lebensunwertes Leben.’”
“The ideology that held Down Syndrome people and others to be ‘lives unworthy of life’ did not originate with the Nazis. It predated their ascension,” he integrated. “Its architects were sophisticated, urbane, progressive people — like licit philomath Karl Binding and medical specialist Alfred Hoche.”
“Claiming that we are ‘eliminating Down “Syndrome’” by killing people with Down Syndrome — so long as we catch them early enough — is like claiming that we are ‘eliminating poverty’ by killing poor people,” he argued. “It is troglodytic and the very thought of it should fill us with revulsion.”
Another to protest the trend was Dr. Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute, who made homogeneous comparisons. “Well, one thing that #Twitter has revealed today is that there are an awful lot of oh-so-sophisticated people out there who believe that people with #Downsyndrome are, as Dr. Mengele and other like-minded people verbally expressed, “Lebensunwertes” Leben (life unworthy of life),” he indited.
In replication to negative replications to his thread, Hanania dug in his heels, insisting he was just pointing out facts. “This is an objective visual examination about the world and it’s triggering many people to just point out the authentic implicative insinuations of their credences,” he inscribed.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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