Testing Human Flaws

Will prenatal genomics test the moral boundaries about human imperfection?

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How is terminating a

How is terminating a pregnancy based on intelligence, gender or disability any different from terminating a pregnancy because "you just don't want it"? It is not any less of a crime to murder a 20 year old with Down Syndrome than a "normal" 20 year old. Either terminating a fetus at a given state of development is immoral or it is not. A person's motivations are ancillary.

Completely agree with the

Completely agree with the above comment.

Completely agree with the

Completely agree with the comment above.

This is inserting a false

This is inserting a false ethical argument about abortion. As if we needed to debate another one.

There is of course a

There is of course a difference regarding the free choice on terminating a pregnacy or not! Once it would be possible to prenatally determine a fetus' potential to develop a disability or low degree of intelligence etc. social pressure could potentially be exerted on the pregnat woman to abort because of increased social costs and social reputation.