Applying Abortion Rights in Cases of Fetal Abnormality

Abortion rights tend to be somewhat less hotly contested in the case of fetal abnormality; what does this attitude reveal about our cultural perspective on disability, and is it always ethical to abort a fetus with a known disability?

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Some argue that the decision to raise a disabled child is better informed by prenatal screening results; others believe that exercising abortion rights because of these results reflects societal discrimination against disabled persons.
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