On the contrary, most modern, civilized societies take exceptional care of the disabled/handicapped, both mentally and physically. Third-world countries,(as you say) not so much...<quoted text>
And absolutely incorrect... You seem to group think... I don't... Human Beings are my only group and yes I am biased to the Human Side of the evolutionary equation.. And it was part of it because Hitler was acting on the long held views of others that allowed for one group to consider itself of more import, of more value... This came from doctors and scientist that felt some lives were not Human.. So it's actually not a far jump from Humanity sanctioning and condoning a pre birth human being as non human and the Next Step of considering mentally incompetent new born as less than human and with out concern allowing it to be killed, or the next step of considering a Group as less than Human and allowing them to be eradicated... While you may not see the connection at this time the precedent set of of letting the homicidal justify the homicide allows for the next generation to make that leap you do not take...
There is always the danger of another "purge" or "holocaust" but laying that responsibility on the right to terminate a pregnancy is too far a stretch. I understand what you are saying, but I just don't think it's reasonable.
We shall have to agree to disagree on this.
Thanks for the discussion.
By the way, I'm using one of your close-ups of stones as my computer screen background.
Could I ask what kind of camera you use? The detail is incredible.