By definition, eugenics is
“the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics”
What the definition fails to mention is the slaughter of those who are deemed to be inferior to those who are controlling the breeding.
The practice of eugenics began in the United States in the early 1900s and differed from the English eugenics movement. The English eugenics movement “promoted eugenics through selective breeding for positive traits,” while the United States “quickly focused on eliminating negative traits.”
Wanting to eliminate those with the least desirable traits led to the enactment of sterilization laws. By 1928, 28 states had sterilization laws. Such laws and practices in the United States inspired other nations, such as Nazi Germany during World War II, to adapt and perfect the methods in a way to eliminate a large quantity of people at the same time. To say the least, Hitler and the Nazis were able to extinguish over 6 million Jews through the practice of eugenics.
If we fast forward to 2017, there are several countries who are using the same idea of eugenics and sterilization to create their version of an ideal civilization. No, they aren’t stuffing people into gas chambers or starving them to death or shooting them at point blank range, but they are killing people who are deemed to be unfit to survive or will be a burden to their society.
These countries are eliminating every single person that has Down Syndrome.
What is worse is that these countries are killing everyone who has Down Syndrome before they are even born. Dr. Peter McParland, an obstetrician from the National Maternity Hospital, talked to the Citizens Assembly in Ireland about what is happening in these European countries.
“In Britain, 90% of babies with Down’s Syndrome are aborted before birth. In Iceland, every single baby, 100% of all those diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, are aborted. There hasn’t been a baby with Down’s Syndrome born in Iceland in the past five years.
Denmark is following suit, and is expected to be “Down’s Syndrome-free” by 2030 and these cold and chilling statistics show us exactly where legal abortion is leading the rest of Europe.
Legal abortion is leading us to a “Down’s Syndrome-free” world. I can barely type the words. It is utterly heart-breaking. Little wonder that, in Britain, Lord Shinkwin – a member of the House of Lords who has a congenital disability – last week gave a powerful speech pointing out, “the writing is on the wall for people like me. People with congenital disabilities are facing extinction.”
In his powerful speech, Lord Shinkwin explains that
“I readily admit that math was never my favorite subject at school — but even I can see from the trends in abortion on grounds of disability that the writing is on the wall for people like me. People with congenital disabilities are facing extinction. If we were animals, perhaps we might qualify for protection as an endangered species. But we are only human beings with disabilities, so we do not.”
The laws in this country as well as other countries already allow for the murder of innocent children, but when different cultures are purposefully killing innocent children who have not been given the chance at their first breathe because they have some sort of disability is just horrifying to think of. The fact that any society can practice eugenics but accept it as OK because abortion is legal is disgusting.
Last year Breitbart reported of a BBC Documentary called “A World Without Down Syndrome?” which “questions the rationale behind a controversial new UK pregnancy screening program that indicates the presence of Down syndrome in unborn babies.”
“In the last ten years, the number of people terminating for Down syndrome has gone up by 40 percent,” Phillips notes. “Now, nine out of ten British women terminate when they receive a positive diagnosis.”
“Nine out of ten British women terminate when they receive a positive diagnosis [for Down syndrome].”
European countries aren’t the only ones who are killing innocent children who have Down syndrome.
According to a 2012 study titled “Prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: a systematic review of termination rates (1995-2011),” it was discovered that in the United States anywhere between 67% to 85% of “pregnancies with definitive prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome” were terminated.
Another study published in 2015, titled “Estimates of the live births, natural losses, and elective terminations with Down syndrome in the United States” reported that “as of 2007, the estimated rates at which live births with DS were reduced as a consequence of DS-related elective pregnancy terminations were 30% for the U.S. as a whole.”
In Denmark, 98% of babies who are diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted.
According to a Danish newspaper:
“the number of children born with Down Syndrome (DS) in Denmark has fallen drastically in recent years – so much so that the disorder could be a thing of the past in 30 years.”
Abortion should not be legal in the United States or in any other country. Killing unborn babies because they have a disability is something that can’t continue to happen. What does it tell the rest of the world when we allow for the murder of those who we deem to be inferior to us?
We as a society are killing innocent children and purposefully killing innocent children who have disabilities out of convenience. We are no less evil that Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. Society can’t continue to justify the killing of babies just because abortion is legal. If the society that we live in continues to justify the killing of babies for any reason then we are walking a dangerous path that might lead us into the killing of anyone that society deems to be unfit to provide in a civil society.
Are we going to start killing blind people because they can’t see? Are we going to start killing people who can’t walk or talk? Which disabilities are acceptable for someone to live with and which ones aren’t? Or is it just those with Down syndrome that should be killed?
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“The value of a child born with any disability cannot be eradicated by any nation. They are created in the image of God,” said Lauren Bell of Life Site News.
Everyone in this society needs to start appreciating their lives and the lives of the unborn. Abortion in the United States alone has been the cause of over 58 million deaths since 1973 and abortion is leading to the extinction of individuals with Down Syndrome. Hitler would be proud of us.
We can’t continue to let this happen. Everyone in this society deserves the right to life.
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