A “wrongful birth” lawsuit has been filed in Oregon in which the child’s parents are suing because a test failed to reveal that their baby has Down, which had they known, would have resulted in abortion.  As I state in my post about this at Secondhand Smoke :

This is not the same thing as when a physician’s negligence injures a fetus.  Seeking to have the injury causer bear the cost of caring for the child after he or she is born is a legitimate subject of litigation.  But the doctor in this case didn’t injure anyone

These “wrongful birth” lawsuits are pernicious and support the new eugenics project upon which society has embarked. Eugenic abortion may be legal, but as a matter of public policy, doctors should not be punished simply because a baby was born.


The message sent by such cases is that there really is such a thing as a life unworthy of life.

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