Miss Ironside said: ‘If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.’…
The writer said she recognised that disabled people could lead active and fulfilling lives.
But she said there were millions of disabled and unwanted children around the world who were left suffering in institutions.
‘To go ahead and have a baby, knowing that you can’t give it some kind of stable upbringing, seems to me to be cruel,’ she said.
Option one: Stable upbringing. Option two: Killing it in the womb. Option three: …a mystery, alas. Perhaps someday someone will think of something. In the meantime, though, I’m curious. Is she sure that smothering would be the quickest, most painless way to deal with a “deeply suffering” child? Maybe slamming it against something heavy would hurry things up. Food for thought.