Richard Dawkins, the outspoken atheist/agnostic (we aren't quite sure), has sparked a furious reaction after he suggested that women pregnant with a Down's Syndrome baby should 'abort it and try again'. He further suggested that it would be 'immoral to bring it [a baby with Down's Syndrome] into the world if you have the choice.'
This type of comment shouldn't come as a surprise to those who know Dawkins and know of his determined fight against any kind of religious influence on society. While the pro-life movement is far from an exclusively religious group, it does, in part, stem from values held by certain religious groups. And it is very often those religious groups who bear the brunt of Dawkins' tirades.
This latest attack does, however, suggest a callous disregard for the lives of people with Down's Syndrome. It is a step up, even for Dawkins.
Nobody can surely point to a Down's Syndrome child in the womb and suggest that it is 'moral' for that child to be aborted. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, surely no abortion can be explicitly moral.
Dawkins' disregard doesn't only attack innocent, defenceless children in the womb; it also disregards the mother for whom an abortion must be a traumatic experience, by flippantly suggesting abortion is a simple matter.
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