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Would You Abort A Gay Baby?

Homosexuality, gayness, abortion, Trisomy 18 and the question the candidate was asked in New Hampshire.

A New Hampshire resident asked a very conservative candidate . I did not hear the answer, but knowing his double-barrelled views on choice and homosexuals, I truly hope this question keeps him up nights for the rest of his life.

Full disclosure. I am pro-choice. I support LGBT equal rights. I am a mother. From a very early age, when my first child was born, I intuitively knew the baby could be a gay boy or girl. Sort of a for me. It also didn't bother me.  

I was rooting for a girl, got a girl, and was very happy about. I never spent a second worrying about anything but her health and growth and if she had signalled being gay as she grew older - then that would have been fine. Some years later, I had a boy. It was a problem pregnancy and all I wanted was a healthy child. I got one and again - never worried about gender feelings.

Times socially had changed by the time he was in his teens, and I asked him once straight-out how he felt about homosexuality, and he said it didn't matter to him. He knew that it was not a secret he need keep. I think I asked my daughter too, and she said she liked guys and that was it. My son and I became estranged long ago (his idea) and so there are many things about his young adult life I know nothing about. He may be gay or straight. Doesn't matter. I would simply love to see him again.

The point here is that there are - in my opinion -  four possibilities when you have a pregnancy. A boy, a girl, gay or straight. My only concern would be the difficulty gay children experience, and this is one reason I am so equal rights emphatic. No one wants his or her little kid bullied, and homophobic parents encourage homophobic kids.  

But the question asked of the candidate raised the question of aborting a pregnancy, because the fetus was gay. Homosexuality - in my opinion - is not a birth defect and is not something "treatable or fixable," because there is nothing to treat or fix.

Sadly, our brave new world is far less different in terms of reproduction than WW2's German eugenics. We rephrase it and beautify the term, but in point of fact - genetic engineering and eugenics dwell in the same test tube - it is the motivations that differ, and perhaps it will come to pass that they overlap. I do not hope for that day to come soon. We are simply not evolved enough.

Should gayness be something an expectant parent can know - like gender, I can't answer that one. But I cannot envision making that a reason for any gratuitous choice.  A wanted, healthy baby is what you hope for, so you should love your child. The end. Oh and maybe vote for Obama - but that is a choice that is personal. Choose wisely.

I think the candidate was pushed between a rock and a hard place. I do not know if he knew his daughter had Trisomy 18 before she was born. He makes his stand quite firmly on the sin of abortion, but if this girl had been found to be a little, soft, sweet cooing girl whom he knew would be a lesbian - what would he have done? I doubt we will ever know. I doubt he does either.

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Chloe Ross May 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Clearly you cannot read. I did not advocate anything. (My own personal position is personal.) My blog was merely a question that I imagine may have to be considered in a future that will not be mine. I am sorry your "friends" hate me - but that is their choice. Someone like me is not alone in asking these very difficult and ethical questions. Simply because you find it disgusting doesn't mean it cannot be discussed. I would like to read your story sir. And FYI - I proposed NOTHING.
Br. Christopher Sale B.P.P. May 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I read it loud and clear. Its homophobic and its murder. I pray outside abortion clinic all the time as a Catholic. Young girls are having abortions because their afraid to tell their parents their pregnant. That's murder. I have notice that when someone disagrees with you you feel the need to bully them.You bullied me for being a Catholic brother and being gay. Just because I'm gay doesn't mean I live in that lifestyle. So far you've shown to be homophobic, anti Catholic and anti conservative. Please don't respond to this as I prefer to hear positive opinions. I did a response called Choosing Life.
Chloe Ross May 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM
This was my blog so perhaps you don't need to comment any longer. I am anything but homophobic. never have been, never will be. I also respect women who are entitled to choose their health concerns. I respect open minded humans who can read and think about what they have read. They wouldn't rave so much. You go and pray because that's what you are committed to doing. I respect that too. I don't agree - but I respect your faith and your gender identity. Respect mine and refrain from commenting further. Okay?
Aurthor Merlin May 13, 2013 at 12:36 AM
So if the baby is going to live a few hours from a deformity that make you a pro-child abuser right? If the baby is in pain?
Bob becksley March 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM
I'm not religious and I don't go to Church. most my friends think I'm a atheist. I don't see any problem with Aborting a gay babyI mean really who wants that in their life. I'm currently in pre med and while there might not be a gay gene you can certainly predict the sexual orientation of a fetus through secondary hormone levels Or certain brain structures in fact I think UCLA did a study showing MRI scans of homosexual males that they had brains like females I'm not aware of a similar study being done on homosexual females. but at any rate I believe that if anybody doesn't want to have a gay child and I should be able to abort it. if there is ever a screening for homosexuality available when I have a child I will be sure to get it but of course tO determine brain patterns you would have to wait tUntil the child was in the third trimester but fortunately that is legal and I don't see a problem with it as long as I don't have to have a gay child. my girlfriend and I have already had a few abortions I just don't have time for A child between my school iN this field.

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