Activists Sue Doctors When Not Offered Abortion When Baby Could Have Down Syndrome
Lifesite: A half-century after the West began to move away from eugenics, we have fully embraced it once again. Abortion is used to kill nearly 90% of children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb; the post-Roe debate in the U.S. right now has abortion activists using disabled or sick children as a reason that feticide must be available. According to attorney Prutsch-Lang, the decision is momentous. “The OGH confirms that doctors are liable for the full maintenance costs of the child, regardless of the child’s state of health, if the birth could have been prevented through professional information or treatment,” she said (Lifesite). Live Action: The doctor will now have to pay all costs for the child, and has already been made to pay around $83,000. “In the future, further claims amounting to several hundred thousand euros will be made for the parents of the disabled child,” Prutsch-Lang said. “This ruling could have far-reaching implications for medical practice and patient rights.” Wrongful birth lawsuits are a disturbing legal trend, in which parents hijack prenatal testing — a pro-life tool that is meant to ensure preborn children receive the health care they need while still in the womb — as a means to weed out children they feel are not worthy of life. If a doctor does not offer them this opportunity to have an abortion, then they can be held accountable, as this Austrian doctor has unfortunately found out (Live Action).