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Richard Dawkins: It's immoral not to abort Down syndrome baby

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Dawkins used the social media outlet Twitter to share his opinion. The tweet caused a "feeding frenzy" of angry backlash, for which he apologized. It's interesting that he apologized for the backlash but not for the comment itself. He obviously believes that that value of the life the woman was carrying is little enough that it ought to be killed. In his own words, he believes that proper morality is defined as ending that innocent life.

This is not surprising coming from an avowed atheist who makes a point of ridiculing the idea of God's existence. Dawkins' view is symptomatic of the Darwinian belief that we are all here merely because the strongest have survived and the weak are left behind. From that viewpoint, someone with Down syndrome is merely a genetic aberration. And modern technological advancements have given us the opportunity to determine if a baby in the womb has potential abnormalities.

To someone who does not believe that life comes from God, it seems logical to terminate a pregnancy in which there are abnormalities. If that judgment feels off to you, it should. It's inhumane—even animalistic—to think this way. Yet while we note the Holocaust and other mass murders, we willfully ignore the genocide taking place right under our nose—abortion.

God said to the prophet Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

God is the Giver of life. One day Mr. Dawkins' eyes will be opened to the compassionless, error-filled viewpoint he has adopted and promoted. (Source: The Independent.)