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Vatican newspaper laments eugenic amniocentesis

July 07, 2011

In a brief L’Osservatore Romano column, Giulia Galeotti notes the link between the eugenics movement and the use of amniocentesis to abort children diagnosed with disabilities.

“Eugenics represents a reality which for many is considered a medical and social conquest,” she writes. “In the last decades, we have returned in fact to a eugenic ideology rooted in the 18th century, albeit on new ground--that tied to technical and scientific capability.”

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