Guardians of the unborn

Posted in Ethics, Transhumanism at 7:41 am by rheil

Guardians of the unborn (Khaled Diab, guardian.co.uk)

The Dutch parliament is considering whether protecting unborn children should supersede the rights of parents to procreate

Women in the Netherlands who are deemed by the state to be unfit mothers should be sentenced to take contraception for a prescribed period of two years, according to a draft bill before the Dutch parliament.

The proposed legislation would further punish parents who defied it by taking away their newborn infant. “It targets people who have been the subject of judicial intervention because of their bad parenting,” explained the author of the bill Marjo Van Dijken of the socialist PvDA. “If someone refuses the contraception and becomes pregnant, the child must be taken away directly after birth.” [...]

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