Owen Byrne
Sat, 8 Dec 2001 20:43:28 -0400

This struck me as pretty slippery journalism. In the story this provocative
statement isn't quite supported by the rest of the story.
First of all a closer reading suggests that it is the mother suing (as is
her right - the information provided to her was incorrect, and that
incorrect information led to financial loss) . Second of all the supporting
precent concerns the effects of rubella, and is not about correctly
identifying birth defects, but about failing to inform the mother of
potential risks during pregnancy.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Faisal Jawdat" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 8:08 PM
Subject: autoinfanticide

> > Last week France's highest appeals court ruled that children with Down
> > syndrome have a legal right never to have been born and could sue
> > doctors that attended the pregnancy.
> -faisal