Aborting the "Imperfect" Seen as Cause for Less Research
When we look around, we no longer see children with genetic diseases -- they are censured, sheltered or, most commonly, aborted, says a neonatologist in L'Osservatore Romano.
Carlo Bellieni wrote a report for the Vatican's semi-official daily last week called "The Elimination of the Imperfect."
"We note it by looking around us; we no longer see 'imperfect' children, marked by genetic diseases," observed Bellieni. "Censured by the media, sheltered by their families from a society that no longer accepts them (...) but above all aborted," these children "are systematically detected before being born and, once identified, they are often banned from being born."...