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Disabled People Matter
In the U.S., the majority of fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. This practice doesn’t eliminate Down syndrome. Instead, it eliminates people with Down syndrome.
The rhetorical technique of bringing up a two-year-old is called “trotting out a toddler”. The primary purpose of this technique is not to refute the other person’s argument or score debate points, so don’t pat yourself on the back when the other person agrees that we shouldn’t kill the toddler. Instead, the primary purpose of this technique is to move the conversation to the core area of disagreement, which is generally either the status of the preborn or the ethics of killing.