For college students who have somehow acquired the virtue of chastity, I often recommend they scour their student handbook for wording in its harassment policies that could be used creatively against say, RA’s that distribute condoms in the dorms. That is, using liberal bric-a-brac to fight liberal nonsense.
Here are advocates of Down’s Syndrome and spina bifida sufferers employing governmental agencies against New Zealand’s eugenics program: http://www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net/2012/07/this_may_be_a_moment_for_justi.html
William Luse makes an excellent observation:
I just looked up spina bifida at the NIH. Under “Expectations,” or prognosis, they say: “A myelomeningocele can usually be surgically corrected. With treatment, length of life is not severely affected.” (This doesn’t mean, of course, that lifelong problems will not persist. They will. But there is treatment.)
Under “Treatment,” the first course of action mentioned is this: “Genetic counseling may be recommended. In some cases where severe defect is detected early in the pregnancy, a therapeutic abortion may be considered.” (Don’t you love the passive voice?)
That’s how we think now: killing somebody is treatment.