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  1. #1 Atheist Richard Dawkins: 'Abort' Down's Syndrome Baby,'Immoral To Bring It Into World 
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    Atheist Richard Dawkins: 'Abort' Down's Syndrome Baby, 'Immoral To Bring It Into The World'
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    Atheist author Richard Dawkins provoked a firestorm Wednesday on Twitter by claiming an unborn baby with Down’s syndrome should be aborted and that it would be “immoral to bring it into the world.”

    The debate with some of his one million followers began when Dawkins, 73, linked to an article at the liberal New Republic titled, “The Catholic Church prefers medieval barbarism to modern abortion,” by Jerry A. Coyne, according to The Daily Mail.

    “Ireland is a civilised country except in this one area,” Dawkins said. “You’d think the Roman Church would have lost all influence.”

    Irish Catholic Aidan McCourt tweeted in return to Dawkins, “994 human beings with Down’s syndrome deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012. Is that civilised?”

    “Yes, it is very civilised,” Dawkins responded. “These are foetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings.”

    Dawkins later added, “Learn to think in non-essentialist ways. The question is not ‘is it human’?’ but ‘can it suffer?’”

    When InYourFaceNewYorker tweeted, “I honestly don’t know what I would do if I were pregnant with a kid with Down’s syndrome. Real ethical dilemma,” Dawkins returned, “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.”





    Many from the pro-life community and parents and families with children with Down’s syndrome were enraged by Dawkins’ comments...The Daily Mail notes Dawkins’ comments came one week after he said that having a faith helped foster terrorism, and that those who believe in God enable suicide bombers to murder thousands and make the “world safe” for extremists.
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    When will they have a pre-birth test for liberalism/socialism/DUmmies? We can abort them before they get on the government tit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJeb View Post
    When will they have a pre-birth test for liberalism/socialism/DUmmies? We can abort them before they get on the government tit.
    It's a theory. Of course, if you're at all serious (even a little), then you have no grounds to object to anyone else's reasons for doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It's a theory. Of course, if you're at all serious (even a little), then you have no grounds to object to anyone else's reasons for doing so.
    If it's legal and used as much as it is now.....why not put it to good use. Abort all those that don't agree with me. Ain't that what the progressives would do if they could?

    I am not "TOTALLY" against abortion but damn, do we have to have so many?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJeb View Post
    If it's legal and used as much as it is now.....why not put it to good use. Abort all those that don't agree with me. Ain't that what the progressives would do if they could?

    I am not "TOTALLY" against abortion but damn, do we have to have so many?
    What would be the "right" number? And I don't really think that we can predict political ideology in utero - it's definitely environmental, and parental politics aren't really a predicator; your methodology would have aborted Alex Keaton on "Family Ties", the conservative son of liberal parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    What would be the "right" number? And I don't really think that we can predict political ideology in utero - it's definitely environmental, and parental politics aren't really a predicator; your methodology would have aborted Alex Keaton on "Family Ties", the conservative son of liberal parents.
    How do you figure that if you're testing a clump of cells(progressives description of fetus) in the mother's womb for progressive genes? Isn't that when you discover a fetus has down syndrome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJeb View Post
    How do you figure that if you're testing a clump of cells(progressives description of fetus) in the mother's womb for progressive genes? Isn't that when you discover a fetus has down syndrome?
    I suspect that liberalism and down's syndrome test the same.
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    dawkins should have been aborted since he obviously has no human feelings.
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    When will they have a pre-birth test for liberalism/socialism/DUmmies? We can abort them before they get on the government tit.
    There have been some arguments that being liberal or conservative might actually have some physical components, but it's never been proven. If it was, I do think a lot of hypocrites would jump out of the closet.

    As for Dawkins, he's an elitist and an uneducated one at that. Yes, I said uneducated.

    We don't know when fetuses develop feelings and the ability to suffer. Most experts agree that the ability to feel pain comes at least in the third trimester, maybe at the end of the second. You can't find out if a baby has down syndrome before the second trimester. In some states, you can abort up to the ninth month over down syndrome. That's not right.
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    There isn't any surprise in Dawkins saying this.

    For my part I'd love for him to say this to the faces of a couple of Moms I know: he'd not hesitate to say it; it's the Moms' responses that would be, ummmmm, interesting.
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