Pro-Choice author on disabled babies

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.

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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