Dawkins: It’s “Wise and Sensible” to Abort a Baby with Down Syndrome

Richard Dawkins advocates for the death of preborn babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome, a sign of increasing moral relativism in our culture of death.

by Ken Ham on May 24, 2021
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In a recent interview atheist Richard Dawkins was asked to logically defend a horrific 2014 tweet that counseled women to “abort it [a baby with Down Syndrome] and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have a choice.” In this interview, seven years later, Dawkins backpedaled, saying “immoral” was too strong but that such a choice would be “wise and sensible.”

Without the absolute authority of God’s Word, anything (including the murder of unborn children) goes, and ultimately life is meaningless and without value.

It’s really worth watching the two-minute clip of the interview. It clearly illustrates that atheistic “morality” is subjective. Without the absolute authority of God’s Word, anything (including the murder of unborn children) goes, and ultimately life is meaningless and without value. Ultimately for atheists, life has no purpose or meaning, as when they die, that’s the end of it all for them. As you listen to the interview, you can hear Dawkins struggling as his utterly inconsistent, bankrupt worldview shows through.

Dawkins states that the amount of suffering in the world “probably goes up” by bringing a Down Syndrome child into the world. Many people blasted him for this, pointing to some of the most evil people of the past (like Hitler, Mao, etc.) who were born without Down Syndrome and brought immense suffering into the world.

Oh, the depravity of the human heart!

The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

You can learn more about a biblical worldview of disability in this article.

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