gen·o·cide ˈjenəˌsīd/ noun — the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular genetic/ethnic group
There you have it. A definition of genocide. A term that is frequently used today to describes the horrors of the Jewish Holocaust and the Armenian genocide. But few will apply this word to a group of people who is slowly being exterminated from the face of the Earth on the basis of their genetic makeup: trisomy 21 or Down’s syndrome.
In a Western country if a baby has Down’s features on ultrasound, there is a high likelihood the baby will be aborted. That is very similar to eugenics practice which is an attempt to control which genotypes and characteristics get passed on to future generations.
In some countries, this has become extreme. It is reported that the Down’s abortion rate in the Netherlands is as high as…
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