February 13, 2020
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.
May 1, 2007
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 …
March 30, 2007
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 …