'Human rights' include killing disabled?
A conference has been called by leaders of preeminent human rights organizations across the European Union to create a strategy to battle the idea that killing the disabled is a human right.
“We must work, not only to humanize our view of disability, but also to ‘rehumanize’ human rights, because there is a tendency to develop a very abstract and disembodied idea of man, an idea which may finally prove inhuman, as demonstrated by the consecration of a ‘right to eugenics,’” said Gregor Puppinck, director of the European Center for Law and Justice.
At issue is the concept of eugenics and worry over what might be coming soon from court officials deliberating on it.
At the tip of the movement advocating eugenics is a legal case brought by Anita Kruzmane, a Latvian woman who accuses her doctor of failing to conduct a “screening-elimination” test that would have notified her of her daughter’s Down syndrome.
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