The National Measuring Up: The Eugenics Debate

The National Measuring Up: The Eugenics Debate

It is an awful choice: knowing that your unborn child may have a major physical problem, do you decide to abort? The advances of science have thrown society into a moral quandary. Genetic testing for diseases is pushing the boundaries of parental expectations. This program investigates the science and the conscience: as a society, can we decide who lives among us? Ethicists, scientists, parents and those born with disabilities and disease weigh in on the issue.

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