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Monday, April 09, 2007

Couple stand by fotbidden

I found news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6424937.stm this article, couple stand by forbidden love, online at BBC News, It is written by Tristana Moore. This article is about incest. Patrick and Susan are brother and sister but they are lovers. When Patrick was child, he was adopted. After he was 23, he decided to contact with his other relatives. He met mother and sister, after their mother died, they fell in love. They now have four children. However, they was deprived their children by authority because incest is a criminal offence in Germany. The couple’s case is controversial and it has prompted a heated debate in the media. The couple’s lawyer claims that incest is out of date as well as it violate couple’s civil rights. On the other hands, opponents say that medical research has shown that there is higher risk of genetic abnormalities when close relatives have a child together. In fact, their couple’s eldest child, Eric, has epilepsy, was born two months premature, he also has leaning difficulties and their other daughter, Sarah, has special needs.

After I read this couple’s story, I felt pity for them. I sufficiently understand opponents’ opinion. However, we have already known the fact that disabled couple, people with hereditary disease and women who are over 40 can have children although their children can have risk of genetic abnormalities. Therefore, it is not fair, discriminate and violates rights which try to be happy to this couple. Of course, I knew this problem is not simple because this problem is related to their children’s health. However, I think if they are responsible for their children’s health and they feel happy, it is not wrong. Also, recently, more and more countries are abolishing this law. Therefore, I think incest law must be abolished.


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