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Two fundamental problems with wrongful-birth suits

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Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo is proposing a bill to prohibit the disturbing phenomena of "wrongful birth" and "wrongful life" suits. In a wrongful birth suit, the parents claim that they were injured by the birth of their child; in particular, they wish they could have aborted their baby. Typically, the claim arises from some disability the child has, and the parents blame their...

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