Vatican newspaper denounces ‘handi-phobia’
Catholic World News - June 10, 2010
The June 10 edition of L’Osservatore Romano has published an article by neonatologist and bioethicist Carlo Bellieni denouncing “handi-phobia”: a fear of handicapped persons that has led to the widespread abortion of children with Down syndrome and the euthanasia of the disabled. Flirting with eugenics, a society that has begun to reject racial discrimination, writes Bellieni, nonetheless practices widespread genetic discrimination, spending billions for prenatal diagnoses that lead to abortion rather than making similar investments seeking cures.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($18,281 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!