Another Strike Against Eugenic Abortion

When a woman attends the standard 20-week prenatal ultrasound appointment, it is usually with a sense of anticipation. You get to see your baby onscreen while the ultrasound tech takes measurements, and if you’re lucky, you might even get a good look at your preborn baby’s face....
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APPENDIX: Where the Disabled Have a Right to Be Born

  [Madeleine Kearns is a staff writer for National Review. The following article appears in the January 25, 2021, print edition of the magazine. Copyright 2021 by National Review. Reprinted by permission.] Since Poland’s constitutional court outlawed eugenic abortion in...
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Under communism, abortion on demand was permitted in Poland due to “difficult socio-economic conditions.” The revision of the law in 1993 allowed for abortion only in the case of serious threat to the life or health of the mother (attested to by two independent physicians), and...
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