Monday, October 25, 2010



Society still prevents people with mental disabilities from having babies and is not comfortable when parents choose to have babies with disabilities, said Fairbrother, director of Neighbourhood Bridges, a human rights group that supports people with intellectual disabilities.

“We talk about newgenics, in a post-sterilization world,” she said.

People with intellectual disabilities get married, then aren’t allowed to live with their spouse, or are talked into long-term birth control such as Depo Provera, she said. They decide not to have children because they are told they shouldn’t, said Fairbrother.

“Because they know they’ll suffer for it and so will their children.”

And abortion facilitates all this. What's the difference between that and aborting a "defective" baby? It's the same thing. People don't want to be "burdened" with a baby with disabilities.