Is NZ’s genetic screening programme eugenic?

Cross-sourced from TheLeadingEdge

Controversy has erupted over a paper published by two NZ bioethicists which suggests that genetic screening for Down syndrome is not eugenics, and that newer and more efficient testing should be introduced so that this “would allow women more time for decision-making, and the option of an earlier, safer termination” of babies with Down syndrome.

In this edition of the Edge of Reason Podcast we take less than 10 minutes to explore the flaws in this paper and why it’s central claims about disability rights and screening are simply nonsensical.

Listen to the latest edition of the podcast here

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