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Mohler: People with Congenital Disabilities are Facing Extinction

Lord Kevin Shinkwin of the British Parliament recently shed light on the horrifying practice in Great Britain of allowing an abortion up until moments before birth if the baby is found to have a disability.

Lord Shinkwin himself has a disability and boldly asserted that “people with congenital disabilities are facing extinction.”

Indeed, The Federalist reports that “in 2015, an estimated 3,213 U.K. babies were aborted because they were diagnosed with a disability in utero—a 68 percent increase in 10 years.”

As Lord Shinkwin rightly warns, we’re looking at that weeding of the human garden beginning with those who are least capable of defending themselves, including the disabled. And once again, we should recognize this is a moral logic that isn’t new to the 21st century.