Iowa Supreme Court recognizes wrongful birth claim

On June 2, 2017, the Iowa Supreme Court recognized for the first time the claim of "wrongful birth". The Court also recognized that the state legislature may enact legislation barring such claims.  Continue Reading

Our Story: D.C. & Agitate. Agitate. Agitate. (3 of 3)

This is the third and final installment on our Spring Break trip to Washington, D.C. It concludes with an admonition on what those who would advocate for oppressed groups should do.  Continue Reading

Our Story: The Long Arc of History Bending Towards Justice

For Martin Luther King, Jr.'s national holiday, my kids and I toured seven National Park Service sites. They illustrated the truth of Dr. King's wisdom that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. Continue Reading

Indiana Federal Judge: Down syndrome selective abortions will increase & preventing them would be irreparable harm

A federal judge has ruled that Indiana's statutory ban on Down syndrome-selective abortions is likely unconstitutional and to not allow women to selectively terminate would amount to irreparable harm.  Continue Reading

Eugenics: then and now in the era of prenatal testing for Down syndrome

Is prenatal testing for Down syndrome eugenics? Let's compare how eugenics programs were justified in the past with how prenatal testing is currently administered. Continue Reading

Pixar’s Inside Out: moron, mongo, and normalizing disability bigotry

Pixar released a movie Inside Out featuring characters embodying human emotions which are played out inside people's minds. A mom calls attention to how Pixar has normalized disability bigotry for viewers of Inside Out. Continue Reading

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Down syndrome: 99% malpractice

If you've been told you have a 99% chance of having a child with Down syndrome based on a prenatal blood test, your practitioner likely has committed malpractice. Continue Reading

ISPD: not that serious of a concern after all

Over at the Prenatal Information Research Consortium (PIRC) blog I have a post noting the "sea-change" in the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis' position on noninvasive prenatal screening. Here are a few other notes from the ISPD's updated statement on NIPS. Continue Reading

Indiana bill to ban Down syndrome abortions

A bill has been introduced in Indiana to ban selective abortions for Down syndrome. It has already been the subject of some commentary. Here's mine.  Continue Reading