Would you have Adolf Hitler's mother aborted prior to his delivery?
This question was asked of me during the recent 40 Days for Life prayer vigil for the end of abortion. I responded in the negative for two reasons. First, we don't know what the future holds in store for each child in the womb. How do we know that the child in utero will be responsible for countless deaths and untoll suffering.
I believe that this answer does not do justice to the question. It accentuates that what is important is what one does with one's life - a utilitarian principle.
Second, and more importantly, every single life is important in itself, not by what one does during one's lifetime.
Below, geneticist and discoverer of Trisomy 21, Dr. Jerome Lejeune weighs in on this matter with a story taken from the pre-natal period of the German Chancellor. Enjoy.