Thursday, September 09, 2010

Murdering Cognitive Diversity

"A 2002 literature review of elective abortion rates found that 91–93% of pregnancies in the United Kingdom and Europe with a diagnosis of Down syndrome were terminated."


  1. "Three generations of imbeciles are enough"

    Or something.

  2. You are pro-life?
    You are pro-choice, but would willingly bring a nonfunctional human in to the world with advance knowledge, at extreme cost to yourself?

  3. I see, Robert. Human beings are pieces of machinery that are either "functional" or, if not, are rubbish to be tossed out because they are too costly. Very nice.

    And, by the way, just where do you think women's wombs are? Uranus? The seventh dimension? Purgatory? It seems pretty obvious to me they are, in fact, in this world.


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