Meath TD, Peadar Tóibín, has warned that repealing the right-to-life 8th amendment could see increased rates of abortion for children with Down syndrome.
He told Newstalk that the legalisation of abortion would go against his beliefs.
“For example, in Denmark, 98% of all children who are diagnosed to have Down syndrome in the womb are aborted,” he said.
“In countries like Iceland, the figure is nearly 100%"
“I would actually be worried that it could be used as a form of eugenics to a certain extent.
“Life should not be about those who are perfect; those who are perfectly formed; life should be a right for absolutely everybody," he said.
Hear him speak on Newstalk: http://www.newstalk.com/Sinn-Fin-TD-claims-abortion-legalisation-could-lead-to-Eugenics
And on Today FM here: https://www.todayfm.com/News/Sinn-Fein-TD-Worried-Abortion-Could-Lead-To-Eugenics
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