Nobody's Perfect

In Britain, abortions increasingly take place because the parents don't want to deal with minor birth defects such as cleft palate, club foot or webbed fingers. Amy Welborn asks, rightly, when reporters will start approaching abortion rights groups and asking them about stories like these --and printing their answers. The story suggests parents who just don't want the hassle: which doesn't give me a good feeling about how the character of the children they actually do raise will turn out. If you're not up for some minor surgery, I doubt you're going to be up for the tedium of correcting bad behavior day in and day out. I noted something odd in the way the story was reported, too:
Other babies were destroyed because they had webbed fingers or extra digits.

And this:
Remarkable pictures recently have revealed how at just 23 weeks baby in the womb appears to smile, yawn and flinch in pain.

And this:
In 2004 it emerged a baby was aborted at 28 weeks after scans showed it had a cleft palate.

"Babies"? Since when does abortion have anything to do with babies?