ABORTING GAY FETUSES
Bryan muses as to whether we will soon be at the point where parents, armed with genetic testing and abortion on demand, will decide to abort healthy, gay babies.
Barring moral arguments about the right to life, I am curious how someone would deny this option? I’d appreciate any comments. Like I said, this is not something I would ever dream of doing. In fact, it’s something of a nightmare scenario to me. But it is something that I believe could happen. I think you can see how a selfish argument for aborting a homosexual baby could be advanced in the future. If it’s abortion on demand, what’s to prevent it? And I do not think these parents would make their decision necessarily on religious grounds, either.
Assuming abortion remains legal, which I do, I’m not sure why this wouldn’t be permissible. After all, it’s just a lump of cells with no human qualities, etc., etc. Indeed, since the state says this is not killing, I’m not sure why this action would have any moral significance whatever.
Now, if we assume abortion is immoral even if legal, then I’m still not sure that aborting the fetus because it has genetic predisposition to homosexuality is any more abhorent than doing so because the pregancy was unplanned and would interfere with the mother’s career or any number of other reasons people have for choosing abortion.