having Down syndrome doesn’t negatively affect one’s sense of wellbeing, a position supported by research. Moreover, I think that most people know about this relationship between Down syndrome and wellbeing. After all, the happy child with Down syndrome is a common cultural stereotype.
Very interesting and worth a read. Although, the author is not biased at all in his case against abortion!
Nonetheless, I’ve often thought that a public square argument against abortion in cases such as Down’s syndrome could be made on utilitarian grounds. This author gave me the key term – well-being. The author goes for justice and bias, but I’m not sure that will pull enough weight with a popular audience. Although, saddled with an argument from well-being, he has utilitarians and deontologists covered!