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Monday, May 11, 2009
This wonderful article describes the fight to give life to babies who are disabled or unlikely to live for more than a few moments after birth. As it stands now, about 80% of such "high-risk" pregnancies are aborted.

Compare that to what the British Council on Bioethics promotes as a standard practice:
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics says disabled babies who are born prematurely should not be routinely resuscitated.

The council ... set forth guidelines for doctors and patients and suggest that disabled babies born after 22 weeks into the pregnancy or earlier be left to die rather than given proper medical assistance.
The group also said promoting euthanasia would reduce late-term abortions as parents could go ahead with the birth and kill the baby afterwards if they decide she would have too much trouble leading a healthy life.

UPDATE [May 12, 2009]: And now this out of Sweden today.
Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped.


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