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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

From Daily Mail:

The ethical storm over abortions has been renewed as it emerged that terminations are being carried out for minor, treatable birth defects.

Late terminations have been performed in recent years because the babies had club feet, official figures show.

Babies are being aborted with only minor defects.
Other babies were destroyed because they had webbed fingers or extra digits. Read Entire Article

Check out these reader comments:

There appears to be a complete abuse of the legally permitted abortion. Now that the morning after pill is so readily available to counter "accidents", I consider abortion should only be permitted in the following circumstances:
1. Where it is very likely that the fetus could not develop into a self sustaining adult in society.
2. Where it is likely that the life of the mother would be endangered if the pregnancy continued to birth.
3. Where pregnancy is the result of rape.
4. Where the pregnant female would be under 14 at the due birth date.

Common sense tells us that it's morally unacceptable to terminate a pregnancy due to such minor problems, it could soon gravitate to other conditions such as minor learning difficulties etc. However with the genetic tools now at our disposal it seems foolish to NOT screen for genetic cancers and other life threatening diseases, surely this is just part of our evolution?
Do these people not realize that its the use of these types of arguemtns for the rationalization of abortion that leads to things like clubbed feet and extra toes being rationalized as acceptable reasons for abortion?

Nearly all of us exist because our parents, a man and a woman, sexual union. I believe therefore that the couple, or the woman, has the right to terminate the pregnancy if both, or the woman, wishes to do so.
?????????? Some people.........At least she knows that parents typically are a man and a woman. But I guess having sex entitles you to kill people?

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