Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire says that the only reason a woman would want to carry a disabled baby to term is religious belief. She says:
In my view, asking the community to fund personal religious beliefs is a questionable way to approach parenthood. If you knowingly bring a disabled child into the world, you should be able and willing to pay for all costs associated with caring for that child…. A surprise disability that emerges after birth is clearly a different matter.
Miriam Claire The Abortion Dilemma: Personal Views on a Public Issue (New York: Insight Books, 1995) 202
She believes babies born to mothers who knew they’d be disabled should not get health care or any benefits from the government.Share on Facebook