Famed atheist Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion,” felt triggered by comments from Pope Francis over the weekend likening eugenics abortion to Nazi crimes.
“In the last century, the entire world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to ensure the purity of the race,” the Roman Pontiff said. “Today we do the same, but with white gloves.”
The evolutionary biologist disagreed with the Pope, saying such abortions are about avoiding “human suffering.”
“And you thought Francis was the ‘good Pope’?” mocked Dawkins on Twitter. “Abortion to avoid birth defects is not about eugenics. It’s about the avoidance of individual human suffering.”
As noted by LifeNews, the “human suffering” that Dawkins refers to here is disingenuous, considering that many parents of Down children report loving their children and having much joy in their family.
Dawkins advised such families to just “Abort it and try again” in 2014 when one Twitter follower asked what to do about her Down syndrome diagnosed baby. “It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice,” he said.
The atheist lamenting about what’s “immoral” makes little sense.
In Denmark, only four Down syndrome babies were born in 2016. In the neighboring country of Iceland, the eradication of Down syndrome babies has reached near 100%. France has gotten in on the race, too; most recently, the country banned a television commercial featuring Down syndrome children because it upset the mothers who previously aborted them.