The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Joe For America
David Perry, a “senior academic adviser” at University of Minnesota, is promoting abortion for babies diagnosed with Down syndrome or other possible mental or physical disabilities.
Perry recently wrote a piece that complains that recent attempts to prohibit Down syndrome abortions are not really about protecting vulnerable human beings, but about controlling women’s bodies. It is entitled: “Republicans Are Using Fear of Eugenics to Attack Reproductive Rights”
Eugenics is a set of beliefs and practices that aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.
Perry believes that it’s time to affirmatively support the right to eugenic abortion, even as we fight the need for it. The struggle for disability rights begins with the affirmation that no one gets to tell anyone else what to do with their body. That includes abortion.
He states that conservatives are using “public’s positive feelings about cute kids with Down syndrome” as apost was originally published on this site