There is no need to fear here. J1234 writes:
How many people believe that cognitively disabled folks (with Down syndrome, for example) are some lower class of people who must be kept down because of their differences? And how many people think there should be more brain surgeons and airline pilots with Down syndrome?
Most people are willing to accept the biological realities of disabilities without degrading the value of human life in accordance with such disabilities. They see nothing inconsistent in that because there isn’t anything inconsistent about it.
Relatedly, a reminder that as the state-enforced eugenics movement of the Progressive Era was a predominantly leftist cause, so are the voluntary individualistic eugenics of today a primarily leftist cause.
The following graph shows the percentages of people, by political orientation, who would want (or want their partner) to have an abortion if “a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect”:
Opinions will vary wildly on the morality and desirability of such an action. But it is inarguably eugenic in intent, quite literally so.
GSS variables used: GENEABRT, POLVIEWS