Selective abortion is a way that both disabled people and women are eradicated. How so? In many countries, female offspring are considered burdens, so they are aborted or killed immediately when they’re born. In other places, when Down Syndrome is defected, the baby is aborted. This also happens when there is any other sort of genetic disease, deformity, or disability is detected. The vast majority of women don’t do it thinking that these types of people are inferior. No, it’s just that doctors and family members tell them, “You can’t do this. It’s too hard.” I don’t blame them. The idea of caring for a disabled kid can be scary if you don’t know anything about it. But why aren’t we helping these mothers? Why aren’t we giving them resources and emotional support? Why is the first option always: the baby has to go. Instead of: what can we do to support you through this? The second question is what charities like #Bridgehaven
do. They give counseling, baby clothes, supplies, and support to expecting or new mothers. Why can’t we help mothers like that? Instead of telling them their child is better off dead?