On August 14th, CBS News released an article entitled "What kind of society do you want to live in? Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing," along with a 10-minute feature video on the topic. For pregnant women in Iceland who find out their children have Down syndrome, the abortion rate appears to be incredibly high - nearly 100%.
Many criticized the CBS article for being too celebratory, making the distinction that Iceland is eliminating those with a disability rather than the disability itself. (Note: The CBS video did go into more detail than the article that accompanied it, making it somewhat more representative of a broader set of views.) BreakPoint was one news outlet that responded. You can read or listen to its response at the following link: "Iceland 'Close to Eradicating Down Syndrome Births': They're Killing, Not Curing."
What do you think?
Do you agree with Breakpoint that Iceland is not really removing a disability, but rather removing disabled humans?
Do you think the unborn are not human beings, and therefore find Breakpoint's criticisms to be unfair?