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Richard Dawkins sparks outrage with claim that it’s 'immoral' to not abort fetus with Down syndrome

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins triggered a wave of online backlash after telling a Twitter follower he would abort a fetus with Down syndrome "and try again."

"It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice," he wrote, responding to the woman’s hypothetical question Wednesday.

In the ensuing 24 hours, Prof. Dawkins defended his position amid an onslaught of criticism that saw some accuse him of advocating eugenics. 

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