Twin dies in failed eugenics attempt

Again, I will refer you to G.K. Chesterton’s eerily prescient Eugenics and Other Evils.  If you honestly think abortion is a victimless process, read on.

Botched abortion shocks Italy
August 27, 2007

– A botched abortion in which a healthy twin foetus was terminated
instead of its sibling with Down syndrome has reignited the abortion
debate in Italy and raised allegations of eugenics.

"The time has come to re-examine the abortion law" that dates back to
1978, wrote leftist Senator Paola Binetti, who is close to the Vatican,
in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

"What happened in this hospital was not a medical abortion but an
abortion done for the purposes of eugenics," she said, referring to the
belief that the human species can be improved through selective

The abortion was performed on a 38-year-old woman in Milan in June, but
news of its outcome has only recently become public. Doctors blamed the
mistake on movement of the foetuses between the examination and the
abortion. [ed.: How about blaming the mistake on trying to kill a baby in the first place?]

wanted to kill the sick foetus and save the healthy one and what didn’t
work properly in this business was the selection," Binetti wrote.

Tags: abortion, eugenics, pro-life, Italy

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3 Responses to Twin dies in failed eugenics attempt

  1. Unknown says:

    Considering that they cause the miscarriage of three "normal" fetuses for every fetus with DS that they successfully identify and destroy, this particular example of collateral damage can\’t be too dismaying to those waging the war on those they view as unworthy of life.(Insert favorite quote about the cost of war here.)

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