Fetus and the Handicapped

There seems to be a start to an all out war against abortion in Canada–both national papers have published articles that attempt to discredit abortion by introducing wedge issues.
Trouble is –judging by the comments and letters- most do not seem to be able to effectively discriminate between the fetus and a living being.Referring to victims of Down syndrome and severely handicapped children, much is made of the intimate connection that develops between parent and child no matter how serious the affliction. There is no question in my mind that such is so –consider our own Lavinia.

But there is nothing in nature that encourages a similar affection towards the fetus.We are genetically driven–as are most creatures–to take loving care of our offspring–a necessary drive to ensure species survival. But the signals that
arouse concern for a baby are entirely lacking in the impersonal fetus.

It is scary to think there are people out there who can become emotionally concerned over the contents of a stranger’s uterus.Talk about invasion of personal privacy. Does a man in Chicago have the right to affect the personal life of a woman in Winnipeg
” This is the only
world you will ever know and this is the only
life you will ever have.
Andy Mulcahy .

About Monist

Hi, my name is Andy Mulcahy . I consider myself a monist and I am retired from steam engineering lo,these many years ago, and the Portland Cement industry. I have evolved into a Humanist-am a member of the Victoria Secular Humanist Association and The Humanist Association of Canada.
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