Richard Dawkins: ‘Wise and Sensible’ to Abort Babies with Down Syndrome

(Wesley J. Smith / NRO) – I have rarely seen a more vivid illustration of the lethal consequences of utilitarian thinking.

In 2014, Richard Dawkins was asked on Twitter what a woman carrying a Down baby should do. His response was blunt and curt:

Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.

On what possible basis could it be “immoral” to bring one of these sweet and loving people into the world? CONTINUE