Firstly, my snake, it iz ded. It was my tenth birthday present, and could have lived for another decade had it not got ill. :-( I may write an obituary for it later.
The last time I vented my anger at this kind of thing on the intertubes, I was shouted at by able-bodied, minded, etc. women.
I was attempting to present as a girl then, so I assume it's gonna be even worse now - "You're a guy, how could you possibly judge women's choices?"
Bear with me.
1) I've met far more fathers than mothers who reject anything but the "perfect" child. Are you feminists who accept these abortions certain that the women concerned were making real choices, or were they pressured into them?
2) I'm not speaking as someone with the ability to get pregnant, and the ability to request an abortion if I wish. I'm speaking as someone with a "minor disability" - "high-functioning" autism. Many people and organisations would like me to have been aborted (read up on the aims of that prominent "charity" if you don't believe me).
3) I understand that foetuses that, were they to be born, would need extensive medical treatment just to live (like my cousin, who has Costello's Syndrome) are often aborted because the family concerned cannot afford decent healthcare (even in this country, the NHS really cannot provide enough). That is no fault of the family, a damning judgement on healthcare providers, and NOT a suggestion from some divinity that those foetuses should not live. It all comes down to money, and the seemingly obvious fact that some people don't have enough to support their families. NOT "well, disabled, never mind".
4) I am very, very glad that several hundred parents (unless the statistics for the South-West are anomalous, which seems unlikely) have aborted their club-footed, webbed-toed foetuses. What kind of miserable life would those children have had? What kind of miserable life do the other children of those people have? What if their GCSE grades were under par? What if they turned out to be, O I don't know, just pulling examples out of the air, autistic, or trans, or gay? What if they wanted to go down the wrong career path, or married the wrong person?
In an era with painkillers and other medical treatment, it's not having, or lacking, a disability that makes a child's life worth living, or not. It's the presence or absence of a loving, accepting family.
Also, I think we don't need to pass ammunition to right-wing god-botherers. We don't need to leave condemnation of eugenics to some loon in a cassock (as pictured in the Telegraph article).
As feminists, as half-decent human beings, we need to stop treating disabled people as less than human.