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L.R. Agnew, a professor at UCLA Medical School, gave his students this scenario:

"Consider this family history:

• The father has a venereal disease

• The mother has tuberculosis

• They have had 4 children: The first of whom was blind

The second died as an infant

The third is deaf

The fourth has tuberculosis

• The mother is pregnant

• The parents are willing to have an abortion IF YOU,

and their physician, recommend it.

WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?


Overwhelmingly, the class said they would strongly encourage the mother to have an abortion.

Professor Agnew then said, "Congratulations, You just murdered Beethoven."