"Author told woman on Twitter it would be immoral not to abort pregnancy if she knew baby had Down's syndrome"
Richard Dawkins apologises for causing storm with Down's syndrome tweet | Science | The Guardian (external - login to view)
Definitely not, but I worry that society and the corporations may want to screw any disabled people. no help, no benefits but if you don't have a family or yours is not well off, it's on the street to suffer. As I've said before I have shelter and basic needs benefits at the moment because of autism spectrum disorder, I am a college graduate and have applied for help with finding a job. Of course not downs, but I have a perceptive on this from a person with a disability. There's also misunderstanding, over expectation or under expectation, seems some people cannot just encourage a person and support them in what they want, either it's "oh you can't ever do this" or "just get a job already!". It's mainly stupidity and ignorance responsible for that though.
You stated that Dawkins was right. Sounds to me like you are now back tracking. Dawkins stated that downs syndrome babies should be killed.
Now, concerning your "autism". What kind of autism and what degree do you have from "college"?
I do not believe abortion is murder, I am pro-choice. So he didn't say they should be killed.
About my autism , I'm on the higher functioning end of the spectrum, and the spectrum is wide as hell. I'm on the Asperger's Syndrome side and that within itself is a spectrum as well. On the lowest side is ret's syndrome which mainly affects girls and I believe there is a life expectancy with that too, very horrible. In the middle is what's known as "classic autism". Those are the big three, the following chart is not in functioning order, but includes all of the spectrum disorders.
College wise, I have a GeneraL Arts and Science degree , Ontario College Certificate. When I pick a career I will probably be going back to college as I will probably need it, though with my learning issues attached with me, I have to take a much reduced course load to be successful, as I have found out
So, if they manage to come up with a test for Autism, Aspergers, you would have no problem with those babies being terminated.
- No, that is not what I support. I think it's the woman's right to choose, doesn't mean I commend it though.
and who paid for this "degree"?
So, if they manage to come up with a test for Autism, Aspergers, you would have no problem with those babies being terminated
I would have a problem, however unfortunate it is, it is still in the woman's body, so still her choice.
The subject of the procedure is not a subject as it is not yet a human being and as such does not have human rights.