CBS has removed all doubt this week of its ability to restrain an official policy of inane, leftist drivel which is ostensibly referred to as ‘news’.
In an incredibly stupid — and painfully ironic tweet — CBS endorsed its upcoming news story on how Iceland is ‘on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion’.
Pro-life actress Patricia Heaton quickly blasted CBS with some quick wit: “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome.
They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.”
That CBS would both condemn the pro-eugenics white supremacist movement in Charlottesville and then promote the pro-eugenics abortion movement in Iceland in the same week really speaks volumes about both the crassness and the obliviously contradictory nature of leftism.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Here’s more from Redstate…
There’s a fair bit of irony in CBS, who would no doubt vehemently denounce any strain of Nazism if asked directly, giving a fluff headline like this to a textbook case of nazi-esque eugenics.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 15, 2017
Geneticist Kari Stefansson is the founder of deCODE Genetics, a company that has studied nearly the entire Icelandic population’s genomes. He has a unique perspective on the advancement of medical technology. “My understanding is that we have basically eradicated, almost, Down syndrome from our society — that there is hardly ever a child with Down syndrome in Iceland anymore,” he said.
Advancement in medical technology? Holy freaking bad logic Batman. Well, yeah, you’ve nearly eradicated it because you kill nearly every child in the womb who is diagnosed with it. Iceland has now reached the level of medical prowess Adolf Hitler had. Congrats.
To be fair to this doctor, he goes on to say that such a heavy handed approach is not desirable.
“It reflects a relatively heavy-handed genetic counseling,” he said. “And I don’t think that heavy-handed genetic counseling is desirable. … You’re having impact on decisions that are not medical, in a way.”
Stefansson noted, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with aspiring to have healthy children, but how far we should go in seeking those goals is a fairly complicated decision.”
It’s really not complicated at all. Advances in modern medicine have produced a world where 80% of children with Down Syndrome live 60 years or more. Given that statistic is based on people born back in the mid-20th century, you can realistically expect children born in the last few decades to live much longer as well.