Skip to comments.NBC's Snyderman: It's 'Pro-Science' to Abort Children With Genetic Defects
Posted on 06/08/2012 8:18:53 PM PDT by chessplayer
On Friday's NBC Today, chief MEDICAL editor Nancy Snyderman explained to viewers that it's just good science to abort an unborn child that may have a genetic disorder, explaining that testing for such conditions, "gives parents a chance to decide whether they're going to continue that pregnancy or not. This is the science of today." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
Snyderman then predicted: "I think the future will be such that you'll find out that your child may have a genetic hit. You can fix that genetic problem, and improve your chance, a child's chance..." When co-host Savannah Guthrie raised ethical questions about aborting children under such circumstances, Snyderman matter-of-factly replied: "Well, I'm pro-science, so I believe that this is a great way to prevent diseases."
Another interesting aspect:
The lead role in Hitler’s eugenics was by physicians and the medical profession. It was a ‘national health issue.’
The largest group of professionals, by percentage, who were Nazi Party members were doctors.
Good information on T4 and the point of the medical profession.
I listed one before, but these two films gave me the best understanding of the core of Nazism - and I’ve read a very great deal about it over the years. These films very well done and most people are unaware of a great deal of this history.
Architecture of Doom
Bless you and your son!
I have 4 kids. One has Asperger’s and one has developmental delays. They are wonderful people and my life has been so wonderful getting to parent them.
There are no genetically perfect people.
If a “gay gene” is ever discovered will it be ok to abort pre-gay babies if you don’t want a gay kid?
Such physicians think of medicine as a kind of procrustean bed. If the case doesnt fit, lop off a foot. Medical science is not an exact science: it can only expedite natural outcomes.
Science agreeing with Hitler’s agenda and practice cannot be a good thing methinks.
1) Isaac Newton
2) Vincent van Gogh
3) Agatha Christie
4) Charles Dickens
5) Alexander the Great
7) Leonardo da Vinci
9) Theodore Roosevelt
16)Alexander Graham Bell
18) Henry (the Fonz) Winkler
They all had birth/gene defects and therefore were not the “perfection” todays eugenicists want.
Nancy would have aborted them all.
This desire for perfect people! Fact is that Hitlers ideas were consistent which much of elite thinking of his time. Only his militarism and thuggery were out of line,
Only a liberal could say you improve a child’s chance by aborting him or her.
Good point. The Democrats are so pro-abortion they won’t stop abortions because the child is an unwanted gender, primarily female. So why deny the right to abort homosexually inclined children, who are at a higher risk of mental illness and contracting fatal sexually transmitted diseases?