The video was testimony from actor and Special Olympian Frank Stephens before Congress in 2017 where he defeated the notion that babies with Down Syndrome should be aborted by forcing those listening to acknowledge his right to life.
“Whatever you learn today, please remember this,” said Stephens in his testimony, “I am a man with Down Syndrome and my life is worth living.”
“Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down Syndrome,” he explained. “Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down Syndrome in the womb and those pregnancies will just be terminated.”
“It’s hard for me to sit here and say those words,” he added.
Stephens went on to explain how people with Down Syndrome can lead full and satisfying lives. He also argued that the condition helps doctors understand other medical diseases in order to help defeat them.
“First, we are a medical gift to society,” Stephens explained, “a blueprint for medical research into cancer, Alzheimers, and immune system disorders. Second, we are an unusually powerful source of happiness: a Harvard-based study has discovered that people with Down Syndrome, as well as their parents and siblings, are happier than society at large. Surely happiness is worth something? Finally, we are the canary in the eugenics coal mine. We are giving the world a chance to think about the ethics of choosing which humans get a chance at life.”
What Stevens is saying is that abortion is not an abstract concept, the soul in the womb is not just a bunch of tissue. While many grudgingly lay a pass on first trimester procedures, after that it should be hands off. The baby is viable at 24 weeks.
To show the concrete, material reality, there are these videos below. The are very graphic, so stop reading here if you don’t want to see how this all works. One shows the basics of the procedure, the other shows a physician pooling through a pan filled with human body parts left after the abortion:
Note: Every time someone says we can’t talk about abortion because we’re men, I wonder why. The innate desire and drive to protect the weak and vulnerable (and the unborn are undeniably the weakest and most vulnerable of us all) is the very opposite of “toxic” masculinity.