With ever-decreasing risk, you can have your fetus genetically tested, identifying an array of abnormalities. Learning that they are carrying a Down Syndrome fetus, about 90% of American women choose abortion.
And Jon was born eight months before Roe v. Wade inaugurated this era of the casual destruction of pre-born babies.Roe v. Wade has indeed protected the right to abortion, though women choosing it do so for a variety of reasons. Not regarding abortion as immoral, I think it best that the decision be available to--and made by--the pregnant woman.
If you believe abortion immoral, you might defend abortion's permanent legality while seeking to persuade women not to have them. George Will opposes legal abortion and believes Roe lacked Constitutional basis--so he'd like the Supreme Court to reverse it. Were Roe overturned, states would be able to ban abortion outright or place restrictions on it.
Will self-flatters--criticizing those who, upon learning their fetus has Downs, choose abortion. What a 'garish flowering of the baby boomers’ vast sense of entitlement'! '[T]he world would be improved by more people with Down syndrome,' says Will.
I disagree. What if science makes it easy to avoid conceiving a Down Syndrome zygote? During the coming decades, humans are going to make profound interventions into our genetic coding: People will be able to have all kinds of genetic errors fixed prior to reproducing--and indeed genetic improvements will become available.
Going forward, selected genetic interventions in the human genome will far outnumber changes caused natural selection. Human evolution--as a non-conscious process--is coming to an end.
Will believes people can't value his son while simultaneously preferring not to have Down Syndrome kids themselves. His article has been praised by pro-lifers. Deploying his Bill Clinton-supporting son on behalf of his effort to make expectant women wards of the state, arguing that America would benefit greatly from ten times more Down Syndrome babies, Will repels.