Mental health screenings:This one amazes me, because I can easily envision dozens of scenarios where the mental health of a woman would be threatened by being forced into being an incubator for an unwanted pregnancy. Moreover, if a woman does have a mental illness, ranging from ADD to bipolar depression to schizophrenia and everything in between, the medications that are used to mitigate the effects of those illnesses, to allow their sufferers to lead normal, productive lives, are damaging to fetuses. The medications are linked to birth defects. So, if a woman is pregnant and wants to have an abortion, and is found to have a mental illness, then what?
Is she refused an abortion, and forced to forgo medication until she gives birth (is she put in some kind of cattle pen also)?
Is she forcefully medicated, refused an abortion, and stuck with a baby with birth defects ranging from mental illness to non-functioning organs?
Does anyone else hear echoes of eugenics and Hitler’s experiments?
She obviously is struggling to understand what eugenics is. Proponents of eugenics (especially negative eugenics) would want to kill the baby with birth defects from a woman with a mental illness not prevent a woman with mental illness from having an abortion.
Shayna is on the side of the eugenicists (kill the child because it could have birth defects) and she doesn't even know it.