In a paper in Down's Syndrome Research and Practice, Down's Syndrome Education International chief executive Frank Buckley and Professor Sue Buckley are estimating that two children without Down Syndrome die during testing for Down Syndrome for every 3 children who are aborted after it is discovered they have Down Syndrome.
In a post about how Christians and non-Christians should think about their positions on abortion, Washington Post reporter Sally Quinn provides her rather unthoughtful position on when the unborn become human beings.
I have total respect for those who believe that life begins at conception. I do not. My belief is that when a fetus is viable, when it can survive on its own, then it is a human being. My beliefs are based, not on religion, but on my own sense of morality. I do not want others imposing their religious beliefs on me.So she bases her position on whether the unborn are alive or not on whether she thinks its okay to kill them or not. So the unborn before viability aren't alive because Sally Quinn thinks it should be legal to kill them but after viability they're alive because Sally Quinn doesn't think it should be legal to kill them.
Who needs embryology when we have Sally Quinn's morality to tell us whether the unborn are alive or not?