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Monday, May 29, 2006

Babies aborted for not being perfect | the 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.

Other babies were destroyed because they had webbed fingers or extra digits.
This is the obvious consequence of a worldview that promotes the notion that human life is expendable. Abortion encourages the view that unborn child can be killed at the convenience of the mother; it's a simple step from there to killing children who are imperfect in some way. But aren't we all? (And this is occuring in the United Kingdom which has greater restrictions on abortion. Who knows what's happening in America?)

You have no idea how this grieves my heart. For human beings to be discounted and devalued because they are less than "perfect" devalues all of us. I do know women have been pressured by spouses and doctors here in the US to abort their babies if test results indicate the child may have a birth defect. It's sickening.

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