By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
As you may know, there are people who seriously feel it is immoral to control mosquitoes let alone, heaven forbid, trying to wipe them out. This includes the New York Times and the Boston Globe which both feel that any kind of experimentation with humans, including killing those who don't measure up, is fine. This article by the father of a child with Down Syndrome puts it in common sense perspective:
What consistently amazes me is the amount of hand-wringing that accompanies the question of whether we should genetically engineer a strain of rice to cure river blindness in the developing world. Meanwhile, the question of whether innocent babies should be murdered for the crime of having Down syndrome is met in many corners with moral nonchalance. For me, it’s really quite simple. Zika causes birth defects. As it spreads, the number of abortions will spike. There’s no question that dealing a final solution to the Aedes aegypti is the lesser of two evils here. Let the mosquitoes die. Let the babies live.