Thursday, August 07, 2008

Imagine the outcry

Selective feticide in dichorionic pregnancies with intracardiac blood aspiration: report of nine cases.

Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. Mom's pregnant with twins. One of them is deemed defective, but the other one meets quality control standards. So what to do? How about stick a tube in the ailing baby's heart and suck out all the blood?

Could you even begin to imagine the outcry if this was proposed as a way to execute convicted murderers?

But it's okay to do it to a baby whose only crime is being imperfect.

HT: Big Blue Wave

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