After appearing on a show and saying “I don’t necessarily want to have a retard baby”, Margaret Cho issued an apology on her blog. I’m not sure why she did this, but my question to everyone is, who wants to have an impaired child? She is not saying there is anything wrong with retard babies, but even the most ardent lovers of retard babies will admit that they are more work than neuro-typical babies. What’s the problem here?
This isn’t any better or worse than saying “I don’t want steak for dinner tonight.” It’s not a judgement on people who eat steak or on steak itself. It’s a personal preference.
I don’t want retard babies either. To me, that’s the best use case for abortion. Others may disagree and choose to keep their impaired babies. Some women even choose to carry anencehpalic children to full term. Good for them. I’m actually glad that religious people tend to choose this course of action because it means there are fewer religious people (capable of reproducing) than there otherwise would be.
This isn’t to say that I would personally abort an anencephalic fetus. That would depend on whether I would be allowed to keep its corpse in a jar of formaldehyde. I think it’d be a great filter for whether or not I would get along with a new acquaintance — what she thinks of my baby.