But you agreed with me in that no-one should have the right to play God
No, I have been sarcastic here. Its illustrates ( at least to me) what a bunch of hypocrites those people are, those so called liberals who stand against the capital punishment. At the same time they deny the right to live to unborn children. After all CP can be considering a self-defense of a social against individuals who proved by their DEEDS they are a burden and a danger to others.
Capital punishment can be justified ethically. So called eugenic abortion cannot.
OK. few facts, many of those children who had been recognized as suffering potentially of some or other disability has been born a perfectly healthy babies.
I don't have statistic on hand but reliability of those prenatal examinations is very low. Extremely low I think (don't take my word for it) that reliable sources I have read tell about 50/50 at best.
Well, I wouldn't take those odds bungee jumping let alone determine who should live and who should die - if I were an atheist that is.
From a moral point of view the case is quite clear, people have no right to play God. What happens after birth is a part of life. No-one can predict what will happen to people, even healthy children or individuals met whit dead and sickness and sufferings.
Some things are beyond human control.
I think that is a very selfish attitude.
I think that you attitude is what amount to a phrase 'play God'. Is not for you to decide, everyone has ought to be give a chance, better to live a little if not at all. I didn't wanted to be judgmental in our little talk. Didn't not to make some sweeping generalization. If someone has to deal with a disabled or potentially disabled child is no piking, it is very hard and awful situation.
However the bottom line is that sometimes it appears it is easier to kill such a child than to deal with emotional ( not talking about financial issues here) consequences of bringing to this world of a disabled or suffering child.
So in a sense an eugenic abortion is an escape route, that is kind of selfish.
I personally don't gain anything from my stance on the issue - I stand for what I believe is right. For a live and for a fair chance for everyone. How that can be selfish?
It is an act of cruelty to use science to prolong the lives of people in that situation.
Well, it is immoral to use advancement in medial science and use a very unreliable method of prenatal examination to justify eugenic abortion.