"Abortion: The perfect 'cure' for Down syndrome?"

Abortion is constitutionally considered a fundamental right, initally according to Roe v. Wade, 410 U. S. 113 (1973), but now set in stone with Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U. S. 833 (1992). One might call this a "mother's right" since the unborn child's mother is generally the only parent making the abortion decision. That is, of course, unless she welcomes the advice of the child's father.

Could this constitutional right not to procreate conflict at some point with the Americans with Disabilities Act which seeks to protect the vulnerable disabled? This recent piece by Dr. Mark Mostert of Regent University's School of Education appears to indicate just that principal as contemporary medical abortion may be serving purposes unexpected, as it radically reduces children born with significant disabilities. Is it a sample of parental eugenics in family planning decisions?


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  1. Hello, Lynne, I'm Steve Vegh, the religion staff writer at The Virginian-Pilot (the daily newspaper in Norfolk and Virginia Beach). I am contacting alumni and students to round out an article on Regent's law school. The school has recently been mentioned in some other publications, and I hope to give a more complete profile of the school, if active students and alum can share their experiences and perspectives with me. I can be reached at 446-2417, hope to hear from you. Steve