Even though these three articles are quite old, the constant research on the genetic/hormonal causes of homosexuality has made me think about the legitimacy of generalized abortion rights. If a person finds certain traits to be undesirable, should they be able to abort a fetus who possesses them? This not only includes homosexuality, but other whimsical choices such as height, athleticism or, potentially, even musical ability.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/L...ve-3073561.phpLawyer suggests abortion if a test could prove fetus has "gay gene"
FROM EXAMINER STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, August 26, 1998
CHICAGO - A Chicago lawyer who has published articles about the legal and ethical issues of sexual orientation research says that if a so-called gay gene is ever isolated, parents should have the right to abort a gay fetus or manipulate its genetic makeup.
[Quoted Article: Truncated] © 2013 Hearst Communications Inc.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/no...m-1279127.htmlNobel winner may sue over gay baby abortion claim
Steve Boggan and Glenda Cooper
Monday 17 February 1997
The Nobel prize-winning scientist who discovered DNA yesterday threatened to sue over a newspaper report claiming he advocated the termination of foetuses carrying a "gay gene".
But in the same breath, Dr James Watson, 69, told The Independent that women should have the right to abort for any reason, including dyslexia, a genetic lack of musical ability or even being too short to play basketball.
[Quoted Article: Truncated] © independent.co.uk
And, finally, we shouldn't be surprised that Christians would not support the abortion of gay or potentially gay fetuses, but they openly support hormonal treatment and "tampering" with a person's genetic make up in order to "prevent" sin.
http://www.albertmohler.com/2007/03/...ng-about-it-2/Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?
Friday • March 2, 2007
What if you could know that your unborn baby boy is likely to be sexually attracted to other boys? Beyond that, what if hormonal treatments could change the baby’s orientation to heterosexual? Would you do it? Some scientists believe that such developments are just around the corner.
[Quoted Article: Truncated] Copyright © 2002 – 2013, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. All rights reserved.
While I am a supporter of both women's sexual freedom and procreation rights, and I understand that aborting fetuses with potentially terminal illnesses might save a child a lifetime of pain and agony, I cannot help but to feel that individuals who would only be able to love a child if he or she had the right height, body structure, sexuality, level of intelligence or talent, should never be allowed to become parents. In fact, I believe that these people should be forcibly prevented from procreating, because obviously they are not responsible, compassionate and decent enough to bring a child up.
Turning genetics into a popularity contest seems to be both irresponsible and cruel to me, to be honest. Not to mention that arguing that it's a matter of "personal freedom" makes it all the more ridiculous. If we are free to decide that a child doesn't deserve life due to his or her innate (and utterly harmless) characteristics, why shouldn't we be free to discriminate in other equally noxious, evil and dangerous ways, against people who already don't fit a model of "desirability"? What makes people who have already been born deserving of protections that unborn human beings should not have from the moment of gestation? Shouldn't we have the right to be as we are, whether others like it or not?
Once someone told me that the relative tolerance that gay people have enjoyed since the late 1990s is nothing but a historical accident, and that heterosexual people, driven by arrogance and a deep hatred for anything that strays from their narrow world view, would gladly participate in our destruction if it didn't require them to feel ashamed for getting blood in their hands. Well, I'm seriously starting to believe that they guy who told me this was right.