Monday, July 15, 2013

Slippery Slope of Liberalism Part 9

So many mistreated babies and kids with Downs live terrible lives. Instead of throwing resources at a nonviable fetus, why can't the church help children with Down syndrome that are already alive? Because anti-abortion folks care more about fetuses with fairytale narratives than actual babies.
So says Katie Baker of Jezebel.  She is unhappy about the Down's Syndrome baby that isn't going to be aborted but instead adopted because a Catholic priest decided to try to give the birth parents another alternative besides abortion.  

It is any wonder that people are disgusted by the sometime rabid views of pro-abortion crowd?  Simply because a child has Down's Syndrome, it is called a "nonviable" fetus.  How exactly is this "fetus" nonviable?  This child is going to a set of parents that not only willing to do the extra work that a special needs child requires, they want to do it.  They made a choice to raise this child.  They have their eyes wide open as they went out of their way to make a choice to raise this child.  

So you see abortion isn't really about choice, because the birth parents and the adoptive parents have the made the "choice" to give this child life and yet they are still being called wrong and being ridiculed.  It is about weeding out the weakest amongst us.  A child with special needs can't possibly have anything to offer the world, so kill them.  It isn't enough that the vast majority of babies who are diagnosed are killed through abortion.  Apparently they won't be happy until the 92% actually becomes 100%.  

What this author also doesn't seem to understand is how much work that Catholic church does, not just in America, but worldwide to try to stop suffering.  All over this country you will find food banks, homeless shelters, clothing drives, and the like as outreach to the poor. One of the things that Catholic Charities excels at is hard to place adoptions.  They are able to find homes for children that state has given up on and normally will be housed in a state-run facility.  They want all children to have a healthy and happy environment.  I have a friend who adopted through Catholic charities, the mother became pregnant again.  They were contacted and asked if they wanted to raise their son's sibling.  They do everything they can to try to keep families together, give to the poor, and help the downtrodden.  But I guess since it isn't a government program it is no good.  

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