There is a murderous logic to those who advocate aborting children with disabilities. It goes something like this:
- People with disabilities suffer in this world. Abortion is a kindness that prevents such suffering.
- The caregivers (primarily parents) of children with disabilities also suffer. Abortion is a kindness that prevents their suffering, too.
- Society suffers. Financially and administratively, the burden on society is significant. Abortion is a kindness to the rest of society to prevent such a burden from existing.
The argument has become more sophisticated over time, but the main point is this idea of preventing hardship. Everybody just wants to be comfortable. We like things…