“The Last Acceptable Prejudice”
"As Americans we pride ourselves on our “tolerance” and the ideals of equal opportunity, equal justice and civil rights. Yet the month of October, as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, provides a good opportunity to question one of our last acceptable prejudices – the “climate of disability discrimination” that is fostered by the pro-abortion mentality.
Sadly, our courts have ruled that unborn children have no rights we are bound to respect, not even their “inalienable right to life.” But when it comes to babies prenatally diagnosed with disabilities, the medical profession more often than not encourages abortion. As a result, nearly 90% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted today.
That shocking statistic is an indictment of our tolerance for the disabled. In fact, it might well be considered evidence of prejudice and discrimination. If a company decided it need to undertake cost cutting measures and decided to fire 90% of its black or female employees, lawsuits would be filed immediately.
Senator John McCain’s selection of Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, and her decision to welcome a baby with Down syndrome into her family as a precious gift, has put a spotlight on our lack of tolerance for the disabled. In a column posted today at National Review Online, I write about the epidemic of Down syndrome abortions and note a recent rare moment of consensus on Capitol Hill on the issue of abortion.
Men and women who care deeply about the sanctity of life have a tremendous opportunity in 20 days. Just imagine the pro-life testimony the entire nation would witness with the compassion of Cindy McCain and the commitment of Sarah Palin in the White House. We can do it, my friends, if you vote on November 4th!"
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