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Topics: disabilities

Indian Government Pushes to Legalize Abortion Up to Birth for Unborn Children with “Substantial” Disabilities



The Government of India is set to introduce a bill in the national Parliament that would legalize abortion up to birth for unborn children with “substantial foetal abnormalities.” The bill would also change the legal limit for abortion from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for “survivors of rape, victims of incest and other vulnerable women,” including minors and women with mental disabilities.

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A Note on the Future: Deliberately Disabling Children



For a number of years now, a great deal of discussion has taken place among scientists and in the popular media about the genetic engineering of children. Will it soon be possible, for prices widely affordable at least to the upper-middle class, to guarantee that children have a high IQ, or excellent athletic ability, or he over 6 feet tall, or have blond hair and blue eyes? Is it right to commodity children in this …

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A Note on the Future



30 March 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 12 Dear Colleague: When we think of designer children, we think of an effort to breed supermen.  But there is a new and even more disturbing trend: Designer children designed to be disabled. Steven W. Mosher President A Note on the Future: Deliberately Disabling Children For a number of years now, a great deal of discussion has taken place among scientists and in the popular media about the …

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