Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Babies with club feet aborted
MORE than 20 babies have been aborted in advanced pregnancy because scans showed that they had club feet, a deformity readily corrected by surgery or physiotherapy.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics covering the years from 1996 to 2004, a further four babies were aborted because they had webbed fingers or extra digits, which are also corrected by simple surgery. All the terminations took place late in pregnancy, after 20 weeks.
News of the terminations has reignited the debate over how scanning and gene technology may enable the creation of “designer babies”. In 2002 it emerged that a baby had been aborted latehttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2200495,00.html
This is absolutely repugnant. Abortions of convenience such as these, championed by "reproductive rights" Amazons and their effete male coconspirators, are a devaluation of human life and should not be tolerated in a civilized world.