Sunday, January 22, 2012

at Planned Parenthood

at Planned Parenthood
a sign for people they strive
to eliminate

While praying outside Planned Parenthood yesterday, I witnessed somthing happen twice that got me thinking.

A woman drove into the small parking lot and pulled into a spot reserved for those with some handicap or disability. She immediately backed out of the spot and went to another, more distant parking area that serves the building housing Planned Parenthood. She then walked into Planned Parenthood's office.

A few moments later, the exact same thing happened again.

It occurred to me that those two women - I don't know if they were staff, volunteers, or victims of Planned Parenthood - were so scrupulous about heeding the parking laws when it comes to those with disabilities and handicaps, yet they were going into the office of an organization that supports the right of women to abort babies who show any indications they might have some handicap or disability.

I've read recently, for example, of the sudden decrease in the number of children with Down Syndrome being born. When genetic testing indicates the babies have this condition, they are being aborted. For how many other conditions is this happening?

There will always be people who because of age or accident will require such reserved parking spots. But many other people who could make use of them will simply not be allowed to be born.

And how long before Planned Parenthood begins to support the elimination of even those other individuals for the good and purity of society?

Pax et bonum


Do Not Be Anxious said...

Just a quick response to your question of how many genetic tendencies are being tested for. I do not recall the exact number, but it is in the dozens, many of which are indicators not of having a particular illness, but only having a greater likelihood of of getting some illness. All results are given to and subject to the whims of parents, as to whether they might want this "possibly" imperfect child.

A Secular Franciscan said...

Sad. Some parents abort just because there's a "chance" of an illness, and not necessarily a certainty.