Disability-selective abortion: denying human rights to make a “perfect world”?

Kiran Gupta

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.022


Abstract

This is with reference to the article on the impact of UNCRPD on the status of persons with disabilities by Smitha Nizar. I appreciate the author’s take on the controversial issue of disability-selective abortions. The article discusses the ethical dilemmas of using medical technologies to terminate foetuses diagnosed with disabilities. It also highlights the paradigm shift from the perspective of looking at people with disability as needing charity and welfare to one which recognises their rights and empowerment.

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