Sunday, February 3, 2008

Extreme Eugenics in the House of Lords

Led by   Molly Baroness Meacher, who told the Lords that children born with severe disabilities are "not viable people".

"The comments came as the Lords debated an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, put forward by Lady Swinton, Baroness Masham of Ilton, that would have protected unborn disabled children from abortion after the 24 week gestational time limit. The amendment was defeated by 89 votes to 22.

Under Britain's abortion law, children judged to have some form of disability, including such comparatively minor disabilities as club foot or cleft palate, can be aborted up to the time of natural birth." via