So I asked a question over on Yahoo Answers in reference to epigenetics potentially being a cause for homosexuality. And I came across an individual who claims that she has changed her views on abortion all because of the chance that one may someday be able to know the sexually of a child while still in the womb. She admitted that she would have a child aborted if she thought it could be gay.
She does not say it but I believe that there is a good chance that this woman is a Christian. I just get a vibe that this flavour of hatred is rooted with religious beliefs.
The fact that she changed her stance based on this consideration is disturbing. If sexual orientation was a matter of parents' choice at birth or conception, I wouldn't choose for my child to be born gay. I say this being queer myself. Even if I do not consider myself inferior, broken or hard done by, it's still disadvantageous overall. I would never choose abortion over having a gay child, but I at least understand the consideration of wanting your baby to be born with as many conceivable advantages as possible.
That said, the conundrum is not new. The question has been considered by countless parents who found out their baby would have much more deeply affecting medical conditions from birth than being gay. It's odd to me that homosexuality -- a condition for which we cannot currently screen (if ever) -- would be the tipping point on the issue rather than conditions for which we currently can screen. Is it naïveté, or does she really have that deep a concern about her child being gay?
There is no doubt about it, this is very disturbing to me. I think that the issue here is that she has a deeply rooted anti-gay religious belief. She is so focused on this that it has over-ridden her original stance on abortion
Nerdy Keith, you covered it nicely in the thread. She is an evil and selfish person. She is willing to suspend her views regarding the right to life of a fetus, because of her caustic attitude regarding a group of people who she see's as "the other".
It would be interesting to see how malleable her morality is where it conflicts with her other ideologies.