[Twenty-five years of screening eugenics in Spain].


Over the past 25 years, the incidence of newborns with congenital defects in Spain has fallen by 56.7% primarily due to the practice of "fetal risk" abortion, after prenatal diagnosis. In some cases, such as people with Down syndrome, the strategy involves the removal of 80-90% of those affected in pregnancy. After presenting the techniques used today and statistical data, we will make a reflection about the ethical justification for prenatal diagnosis programs and practice of "eugenic" abortion.

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@article{Donoso2012TwentyfiveYO, title={[Twenty-five years of screening eugenics in Spain].}, author={Salvador M{\'e}rida Donoso}, journal={Cuadernos de bioética : revista oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica}, year={2012}, volume={23 77}, pages={97-110} }