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South Carolina rejects "wrongful life"

Thus bringing to 27 the number of states that formally decline to accept the notion that it's better not to be born at all than to be born with a severe defect. Only California, New Jersey and Washington state accept the idea. (opinion) (via Matthew Heller's CourthouseNews blog). For more on wrongful birth, see Overlawyered, Sept. 16 and links from there.



Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

Katherine Lazarski
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Manhattan Institute


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