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Mums can insure unborn babies in Australia

“SYDNEY (AFP) — Pregnant women will be able to insure their unborn babies against birth defects and death under a new policy, a report said Sunday.

The insurance company ING has devised a baby policy for women aged 16 to 40 which will deliver payouts of up to 50,000 dollars (46,640 US) for babies born with Down’s syndrome, spina bifida or a cleft palate, the Sun-Herald said”

This is absolutely repulsive. Just another way for society to treat women like baby making machines. This also strikes me as awfully ableist, because heaven forfend you should spawn anything less then absolute perfection. 


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