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UK Parents Win Millions of Dollars in ‘Wrongful Birth’ Lawsuit

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Feb 09
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Parents in the UK have won millions in a so-called “wrongful-birth” lawsuit, alleging that they would have aborted their children if they had known of their disabilities while they were in the womb.

The Daily Wire reports that the couples filing the lawsuit were awarded 87 million dollars of taxpayer money when the “High Court judge ruled that doctors had been negligent in their cases.”

One of the couples has a daughter who is now eight years old who was born with microcephaly. Although the mother claims she now deeply loves her daughter, she says she would have aborted her if doctors had told her about her daughter’s condition before she was born.

“The mother had undergone ten ultrasounds during the course of her pregnancy, but two doctors were found to have failed to carry out their duties correctly in two of them,” according to The Christian Institute.

The Daily Wire columnist calls the existence of these “wrongful birth” cases “modern day eugenics.”

Pro-life organizations have condemned the court ruling.

“Who in a civilized society would dare say to a person with a disability, ‘You should not have been born’?” wrote the ProLife Alliance in a statement. “‘Wrongful birth’ is a horrifying term which gravely offends against genuine commitment to concepts of inclusiveness and anti-discrimination.” 

 

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Publication date: February 9, 2017