The Hypocrisy of Britain's Paralympics
Blogged by James Preece on 7th September 2012
James Parker, Catholic coordinator of the paralympic games...
"What is astounding is that Britain is enabling the eyes of the world to be opened to the giftedness and potential of those with disabilities through its hosting of the Paralympic Games. However, its own laws vehemently and shockingly discriminate against any new life in the womb that might possibly be affected by a physical handicap, genetic problems or a mental defect."
Parker also noted that in conversations with a number of Paralympians during the games, he was astonished to discover that many didn't realize that had they or their teammates been conceived today in Britain, they would most likely be aborted. "If Britain wishes to retain its place towards the head of the medals table at future Paralympic Games in decades to come then it needs to seriously consider changing its laws to stop discriminating against what is presently termed as an ‘unacceptable quality of life.' Games aside, any society that wishes to be healthy needs to increasingly value disability and non-disability equally," he said.
“The Christian community needs as a whole, along with others who share our beliefs on the dignity of human life, to continue to take the lead and, like St. Lawrence, to stridently work towards changing Britain’s discriminatory and outdated abortion laws," Parker concluded. "If this issue is not addressed as we wave goodbye to the Paralympic Games from our shores, then it is hard to imagine when another opportunity of this sort will pass our way when British society and the world as a whole is celebrating the incredulous achievements of those with disabilities."
Doesn't he know?
People who can run or play basketball are clearly people. People who cannot do those things are clearly not people. It isn't hard.
If you need your mother's womb to survive then you are clearly not a person. Everybody knows that personhood depends on your ability to keep yourself alive unaided. If you can't survive without help then clearly you have no right to survival. If your mother wasn't planning on having a disabled baby then that's your bad luck.
Not every disabled person is going to win a gold medal so clearly not every disabled person has the right to life. That much is obvious.
The important thing is to kill the weakest ones first...