Spain And The Abortion Of The Handicapped Fetus

In Spain, a proposal to ban the abortion of handicapped fetuses might become a very interesting battleground, already causing calls for the ban of abortion tout court.

The idea is that the soon-to-be handicapped child should not be discriminated. Which is very fine but – unfortunately for the abortionist troops – makes it all too evident that in this case it is he sane children who are discriminated against: the sane unborn baby can be killed, the handicapped one can’t.

On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how the lefties, always the first ones to exploit the rhetoric of the inclusion, will justify the killing of a baby because not destined to be born a sane baby. The practice of abortion is certainly indicative of nazi cruelty in itself, but the focus on the handicapped child certainly allows the intrinsic cruelty (and intrinsic Nazism) of the practice to come to the foreground even for those “mainstream” citizen considering abortion an unpleasant characteristic of modern times, like traffic and tattoos.

The party political implications are also clear: the leftist parties must either openly say they are in favour of the abortion of a baby because handicapped if the parents so choose, or they must unavoidably admit that abortion both discriminates against the sane babies, and leads to the unwanted killing of the handicapped ones.

En passant, it must be said the very same argument can be used by abortion against any other real or perceived “minority” like, for example,  girls. Does your lefty Spaniard MP support the abortion of a baby because it is a girl? Let him say so.

I doubt this initiative will solve the problem, and Spain after Franco’s death has shown to be able to only walk in the wrong direction; but this might become an interesting argument which, if developed in the years to come, might well change the mind of many and, most importantly, help shaping the mentality of the next generation of Spaniards.


Posted on July 31, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. (BTW, your combox seems to be working again)
    Mundabor: Im not so hopeful.(Just as you briefly referred to Franco a few posts back.)
    The present Political expression of the Spanish right is a horse out the same stable as Mr Cameron. Better any abortion be prevented, one less murder, one more life. Certainly. But Mr Smeaton is right.
    .JP II was right in referring to “the contraceptive mentality.” Abortion is contraception’s fallback.
    The fire has gone out of the present generation of Spanish Men I fear.
    Humanae Vitae rightly talks of deep mechanisms ensuing on the marriage act . A man too, expects-a superficial word for something at the root- a baby sooner or later.
    Men protect, provide, defend….. if they aren’t stopped from devolping into men.If not only feminist talk and propaganda , the filthy brainwashing in schools, but at the very roots your manhood is being corroded, then what? You are left with testicles producing testosterone like the beasts , to provoke occasional mindless violence, but no” Cojones” if you won’t mind me being so blunt.
    In 36 , riding in the wake of christianity, the atheists and marxists could rely on men fighting bravely for the wrong cause.
    Now tho, until society is reavngelized, that won’t happen out of a vacuum. Few lefties will in fact sqirm or be put on the spot, few voters , I fear, will be more then briefly aware that they’re having their cake and eating it.Then they’ll shrug their shoulds and carry on.They’re trapped.
    No , the equation is simple: No Christ , no manhood, no babies, no christendom.

    • I don’t mind you being so blunt at all. I like a blog with “cojones”.. 😉

      As to Spain: yes, of course it is only a sign, something which might grow into something interesting, but not evidence of any big conversion of the Spanish people.

      Still, change (ah, that word!) generally comes a bit at a time, and it is difficult to point out to dramatic turning points, unless they are chosen a posteriori and more or less arbitrarily.

      As to the comment box, I was wondering, but on my side the comment box continued to work perfectly so I attributed it to summer and Olympic games. I am glad it works again now, I certainly didn’t touch any setting before or after.


  2. My angeology is lousy – but there must be an exorcism for gremlims.

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