Richard Dawkins: It’s Immoral Not To Abort Downs Syndrome Children

young-boyRichard Dawkins—that atheist who wrote that book on atheism—is now “seen by many, even many non-believers, as a joke figure, shaking his fist at sky fairies. He’s the Mary Whitehouse of our day.” [1]

Despite his waning popularity (or because of it), he seems intent on remaining in the public eye. His strategy seems to be to say as much stupid and insulting crap as possible. He is succeeding in this strategy.

His latest doozy? Telling one of his female twitter  followers that if she was to discover her baby had Downs Syndrome, it would be immoral for her not to abort it.

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It’s ironic, isn’t it?  The same bloke who has the nerve to tell us that raising our kids Christian is a form of child abuse, [2] thinks that not killing our children if they have Downs is immoral.

Thankfully many of his followers on Twitter objected:

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Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 10.55.54 AMHere’s what someone who is not (and never will be) one of his follower said:

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Here’s a great article from  man who has a daughter with DS demolishing Dawkins’s insulting and wrong claims.

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[1] “Richard Dawkins has lost: meet the new new atheists”, http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8885481/after-the-new-atheism/

[2] “[I]sn’t it always a form of child abuse to label children as possessors of beliefs that they are too young to have thought about? Yet the practice continues to this day, almost entirely unquestioned.” (From that book on atheist, pg. 315).

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