Skip to comments.'Selective Reduction' Abortions Increasing: Children Have Become Commodities
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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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.
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.
Selective murder, nothing more.
Wait until that same reasoning is used on old people.
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?
Or, how did you decide to let me live and have him die?
Yeah, that was my thought too. Traumatize the kid by telling them about the brother/sister they never had.
I hope no public funds are used for this...
“Let’s just kill off the little one. Someone else will pay for that, too.”
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!
Sick...and ever so sad.
You’re making the wrong assumption that these people have a conscious to begin with.
Both this post and #3 are outstanding...I fear you are very close to the truth...
Liberal regions like the blue states wonder why their population is shrinking, perhaps they should stop killing their children...
It is not popular to talk about hell today. But is a real thing, and these people will be facing it without seeking redemption.
Just reading the term “fetal reduction” makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
“Wait until that same reasoning is used on old people.”
It already is.
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.
Sorry, I’m a little skeptical that anyone can have “womb” memories. I can barely even remember last Friday.
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.
Liberal regions like the blue states wonder why their population is shrinking.
could “gay fetal reduction” be far behind?
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.
“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...
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?
Funny ain’t it. But they’ll claim it ain’t fair at the same time they bash the Pope.
People are funny.
Well it’s simple. If the one they kept has a goatee, then they knew they chose wrong...
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.
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.