AlbertMohler.com – NewsNote: Aborting the “Wrong” Baby?
The news out of Sarasota, Florida caught many people by surprise. A doctor in the city has lost his license because he aborted what is now described as the “wrong” baby. Back in 2006, Dr. Matthew Kachinas had been asked to perform an abortion on a baby that had been identified as having Down syndrome and other congenital defects. Instead, the doctor aborted that baby’s healthy twin.How can americans possibly say they view all life as equal when they allow 80-90% of babies with downs syndrome to be aborted.We now know that the vast majority of babies identified prenatally as carrying the genetic markers for Down syndrome are aborted. National statistics indicate that 80-90% of such babies are now aborted — meaning that we have launched a search and destroy mission on Down syndrome babies in the womb.
The interesting thing is that many tests that indicate birth defects aren't 100% which means many women are unwittingly aborting perfectly healthy babies. You know we as a society look down on the spartans for their infanticide of "imperfect babies" but at least they gave the babies a chance to come out of the womb before they judged them.
What is the real scandal here — that this doctor was ready to kill a baby with Down syndrome, or merely that he aborted “the wrong baby?”