Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).
Buried in a sweeping anti-abortion bill is a provision that would immunize a doctor who discovers that a baby will be born with a devastating condition and deliberately withholds that information from his patient. That’s right.
The prosecution of drug use in pregnant women does nothing to fulfill a legitimate policy goal and in fact seems to be racially motivated—at least in the implementation—rather than spurred by a concern for children.
State health officials in Texas say asking women a few questions can dramatically decrease their alcohol use during pregnancy.
A new study shows that among all the other potential ill effects of alcohol on pregnancy, a woman might hinder her son’s chance at having a family down the road.