Playing god (Part I Ch. 2, p 63)
In August 2012, shortly before his 30th birthday, my GGF made the decision to tell his mother he was gay. Her response:
“I should have had the abortion. Your father wanted me to have it but your grandmother said she would raise you. I should not have had you.”
Hearing he wasn’t wanted, born and still not wanted, my friend contemplated following through with the initial thought to take his life. Had his mother known then what she knows now—that her son would be gay—no question she would have had the abortion.
As geneticists continue to study the phenomenon of homosexuality, a collective concern among gays is that if/once scientists find a hormonal or a chromosomal link that reveals sexual orientation, and many well- respected researchers believe it will happen soon, among the next steps will be to find a ‘cure.’ But before a cure is found, parents will have a choice to make, much like they do with any abnormal expectancy—to have or to not have a gay baby. At a time when many worldwide still see being gay as a handicap/disorder, high chances are gay babies will be killed before they can draw breath…