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Unbelievable? Abort it and try again? Ann Furedi & James Mumford debate abortion and disability

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Saturday 18th October 2014 - 02:30 pm

When Richard Dawkins tweeted 'abort it and try again' to a follower who raised a question about pregnancy and Downs Syndrome, there was a public outcry. Yet each year over 1000 pregnancies are terminated in the UK because of screening for Downs Syndrome.

Ann Furedi is head of BPAS, the UK's largest independent abortion provider. She believes parents should be able to choose to abort for any reason, including disability, gender and even (hypothetically) sexual orientation.

James Mumford is a fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and the author of Ethics at the Beginning of Life. He wrote an article stating that Dawkin's tweet is a sign of a new eugenics towards disabled people.

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For James Mumford's article "Abort it and Try Again": http://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2014/November-2014/Abort-it-and-Try-Again

For BPAS http://www.bpas.org/

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