Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Italy: Abortion Blunder Rekindles Debate

Via the New York Times:

A botched abortion in which a healthy twin fetus was terminated instead of its sibling with Down syndrome has reignited a fierce debate over how the abortion law is applied. “What happened in this hospital was not a medical abortion but an abortion done for the purposes of eugenics,” Senator Paola Binetti, a medical doctor and member of the national bioethics committee, wrote in the newspaper Corriere della Sera. The Vatican’s newspaper attacked the practice of aborting malformed fetuses, and anti-abortion campaigners seized on the case.

See also this article in The Times (London).

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