Monday, December 13, 2010

Twin Reduction: Eugenic thinking in Action

It seems that some couples, deciding that career, money and and class status is more important than a human life, now threaten the lives of their 'extra' twins. This is eugenics thinking in action in 2010.

I would like to ask the families, who put both twins at risk by opting for this procedure, a question: Does getting rid of an extra twin because it might slow down your materialistic, upper middle class lifestyle mean that you think not having money and status is a fate worse than death?

Surely there are far worse things than slowing down your career, penny pinching (or even outright poverty). Those things include losing your humanity and equating 'quality of life' with money, career, and social status.

Thanks Tom Blackwell from the National Post for wrting this article and alerting the Canadian public in When is One Twin too Many?"

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