Voices For Life

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Incompatible with Life” Is Medically Inaccurate

Charlotte Lozier Institute Joins International Effort to Increase Respect for Life




Chuck Donovan
President, Charlotte Lozier Institute


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the education and research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, endorsed the Geneva Declaration on Perinatal Care. The Declaration is a global statement of medical practitioners calling for an end to use of the term “incompatible with life” to describe unborn children who may have a life-limiting condition. This global initiative will be launched Wednesday, March 11, at the United Nations in Geneva.

The statement stresses that the phrase “incompatible with life” is a medically inaccurate term that does not constitute a medical diagnosis. Instead, the term reflects a biased judgment on the value of a human life, as CLI Associate Scholar Nora Sullivan has noted. Use of the term encourages prenatal discrimination based on genetics and disability, against which CLI Vice President and Research Director Dr. David Prentice recently testified.

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