The “Gay Gene” and Abortion

Caught this story from the AP,

“Study Seeks Genetic Links to Being Gay”

An interesting item from it,

Many gays fear that if gay genes are identified, it could result in discrimination, prenatal testing and even abortions to eliminate homosexuals, said Joel Ginsberg of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

According to this statement from the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) website,

RESOLVED: that the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association supports the right of women to choose medical or surgical abortion, and be it further

RESOLVED: that the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association urges health care providers, in the context of a non judgmental sexual health history and when appropriate, to provide women with the full range of choices with regard to birth control so as to prevent unwanted pregnancy; and, if unwanted pregnancy occurs, with the full range of choices including abortion, and be it further

RESOLVED: that the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association affirms the right of all providers of reproductive health care to do their work free of harassment, intimidation, and danger.

I wonder how Ginsberg would mesh his statement in the AP piece and his organization’s statement?

If a prenatal test could reveal the sexual orientation of an unborn child (I know it sounds ludicrous but bear with me) and the expectant mother sought an abortion, would the GLMA then:

  • support the rights of this woman to choose medical or surgical abortion?
  • urge health care providers. to provide this woman (if saddled with this unwanted pregnancy because her child would be gay) with the full range of choices including abortion?
  • affirm the right of all providers of reproductive health care to do their work free of harassment, intimidation and danger, even from the GLMA itself?

I wonder if Ginsberg is “pro-choice”?

If so, I wonder if he realizes that he is now pro-life?

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