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'Selective Reduction' Abortions Increasing: Children Have Become Commodities
Catholic Online ^ | 12/23/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier

Posted on 12/23/2010 5:10:51 AM PST by tcg

..."The Ontario couple is part of what some experts say is a growing demand for reducing twins to one, fueled more by socio-economic imperatives than medical need, and raising vexing new ethical questions. Experts question whether parents should choose to terminate a fetus just because of the impact the child would have on their lives, and note that even more medically necessary reductions can trigger lifelong angst and even threaten marriages. The mother said the Toronto doctor who eventually did her reduction performs several a month."

If you recoiled upon reading about this couple choosing to "reduce" - kill - their daughter or son it is because you still have a conscience. However, there is no moral difference between the choice of this couple and the willful abortions committed every day for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy in the United States of America and throughout the West. The action of taking the life of an innocent child in the womb is intrinsically evil. It also violates the Natural Law Right to Life making it a crime, even if the positive law of a nation fails to recognize the existence of that Right to Life. ...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2evil4words; abortion; babykillers; humanrights; murder; righttolife; selectivereductions; twins
'Fetal reductions are most commonly conducted by inserting an ultrasound-guided needle through the mother's abdomen and into the uterus, injecting a potassium chloride solution into the chosen fetus or fetuses, stopping their hearts.' They are increasing in number. They are being done by parents who simply do not want twins. Our children have become commodities... ...We probably do not want to consider what is really happening here just days before Christmas when we pause to remember the birth of the Child who changed the course of human history. However, we must do so if we ever hope to recover our National soul and respond to the meaning of the Holy Day we celebrate. The Incarnate Word of God became a human person, living life at every age and stage, in the real womb of a real mother. He is identified with every child, at every age and stage. "Selective Reductions" are targeted raids on children using chemical weapons to kill them. They are now entrenched in our current culture of death.
1 posted on 12/23/2010 5:10:59 AM PST by tcg
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To: tcg
raising vexing new ethical questions

There is nothing new nor vexing about any of this. This is abortion and murder. Imagine telling the surviving twin what happened and the questions that might arise from that.

2 posted on 12/23/2010 5:17:35 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

Oh yeah. You had a brother, but we had to kill him so we could afford that new bedroom furniture. You understand, I’m sure.


3 posted on 12/23/2010 5:22:35 AM PST by samtheman
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To: tcg

Disgusting.

Selective murder, nothing more.


4 posted on 12/23/2010 5:22:56 AM PST by mmercier (can I call in disgusted...?)
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To: mmercier

Wait until that same reasoning is used on old people.


5 posted on 12/23/2010 5:28:41 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: mmercier

Choosing to Murder one child is bad enough, but choosing which one. What do you say, eenie meenie, mine mo, choose the one that has to go?


6 posted on 12/23/2010 5:33:28 AM PST by barb-tex (What else did you expect from the likes of 0? BTW, What ever happened to Rhodesia?, Oh, yes, Zimbabw)
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To: samtheman

Or, how did you decide to let me live and have him die?


7 posted on 12/23/2010 5:33:32 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: samtheman

Yeah, that was my thought too. Traumatize the kid by telling them about the brother/sister they never had.


8 posted on 12/23/2010 5:40:27 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: mmercier

I hope no public funds are used for this...

“Let’s just kill off the little one. Someone else will pay for that, too.”


9 posted on 12/23/2010 5:40:31 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: johniegrad

Oh that’s easy son. We flipped a coin. You were heads. So he lost his.

But go outside and play now. Enough family history for now. Have a nice day!


10 posted on 12/23/2010 5:40:40 AM PST by samtheman
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To: tcg

Sick...and ever so sad.


11 posted on 12/23/2010 5:41:24 AM PST by kjo
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To: barb-tex

You’re making the wrong assumption that these people have a conscious to begin with.


12 posted on 12/23/2010 5:41:38 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: samtheman

Both this post and #3 are outstanding...I fear you are very close to the truth...


13 posted on 12/23/2010 5:45:35 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
Wait until that same reasoning is used on old people.

Coming soon...

14 posted on 12/23/2010 5:48:44 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tcg

Liberal regions like the blue states wonder why their population is shrinking, perhaps they should stop killing their children...


15 posted on 12/23/2010 6:09:04 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: tcg

It is not popular to talk about hell today. But is a real thing, and these people will be facing it without seeking redemption.


16 posted on 12/23/2010 6:20:01 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: tcg

Just reading the term “fetal reduction” makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.


17 posted on 12/23/2010 6:53:04 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

“Wait until that same reasoning is used on old people.”

It already is.


18 posted on 12/23/2010 6:54:18 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: rbg81
Traumatize the kid by telling them about the brother/sister they never had.

From what I've heard, twins know already. There's a few people on FR who lost their twin pre-birth, and they've witnessed to that.

19 posted on 12/23/2010 6:58:45 AM PST by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Sorry, I’m a little skeptical that anyone can have “womb” memories. I can barely even remember last Friday.


20 posted on 12/23/2010 7:02:59 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: tcg

As a parent of a child adopted from a nation where abortions outnumber live births, it’s infuriating to read about this. These people take the position that if they can’t have their child, then NOBODY can.

It’s doubly infuriating when they’re in Ontario with government health care and letting their second child live wouldn’t cost them much of anything, and when there’s tens of thousands of families across Canada and the US waiting for a child.

I thank God every day I look upon my son’s smiling face that his birth mother was not selfish like this.


21 posted on 12/23/2010 7:02:59 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: TSgt

Liberal regions like the blue states wonder why their population is shrinking.


Liberals WANT the population to shrink—especially the population of white people like them. Ever heard of the Voluntary Extinction Movement? Google it—its real. These people have guilt complexes to the point of being mentally ill.


22 posted on 12/23/2010 7:05:00 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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could “gay fetal reduction” be far behind?


23 posted on 12/23/2010 7:23:38 AM PST by isom35
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To: rbg81

Sounds freaky to me too, but I’m not a twin. If I can track down the last thread, I’ll ping you to it.


24 posted on 12/23/2010 7:35:12 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

“Wait until that same reasoning is used on old people.”

When that time comes, don’t be surprised if it’s being advocated by the twin who wasn’t “reduced.” What ye sow, so shall ye reap...


25 posted on 12/23/2010 8:08:04 AM PST by Clioman
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To: nina0113

A proper punishment for these people would be to have the surviving twin turn out to be a real handful—of the malicious variety. Then they would spend their whole lives bemoaning the choice they made and wondering: What if?


26 posted on 12/23/2010 8:19:53 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Clioman

Funny ain’t it. But they’ll claim it ain’t fair at the same time they bash the Pope.

People are funny.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 9:16:01 AM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: rbg81

Well it’s simple. If the one they kept has a goatee, then they knew they chose wrong...


28 posted on 12/23/2010 9:16:57 AM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
“kill off the little ones”...

All my cats and dogs are the runts from more litters than I can remember.

They are in fact the best animals, because they have a strong desire to survive and never forget that you saved them.

Killing any person is a bad thing.

Killing a fetus because it is inconvenient is an evil thing.

My mother taught me when I was a child that “we always make room”. Been going on for long time.

Wanted, or unwanted, there is always a place for the children.

29 posted on 12/23/2010 2:49:29 PM PST by mmercier (the words of Love)
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To: All
Can you get much more weaselly than the term "selective reduction" when talking about killing the unborn?

In 2010, particularly in the industrialized West, there should be an effective surgical abortion rate of 0%. In addition to abstinence, there are condoms, barriers, injections, implants and pills all made to prevent conception. There's even an "emergency contraception" regimen. Each of those is "choice."

And yet, despite all those widely available contraceptive methods offered by science, and championed by the "sexual revolution" radicals, there's still hundreds of thousands, if not over one million surgical abortions in the United States alone each year.

Opting for an abortion, even one called "selective reduction," is like hiring a hit man.

30 posted on 12/24/2010 4:29:07 AM PST by newzjunkey (Opting for an abortion is like hiring a hit man.)
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