Read it in full, here. An excerpt to whet your appetite:
CMAJ: In the last 15 years, amniocentesis has allowed us to diagnose genetic disorders in utero. These include neural tube defects such as spina bifida, metabolic disorders such as Tay Sach’s disease and chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome. Do you believe that selective abortion for eugenic reasons is a desirable option?
Morgentaler: Yes, I do. I believe that if a couple has to choose and if they want to have one or two children, they would rather have a normal child than a child with a defect. If. amniocentesis shows Down’s syndrome, which severely limits the ability of this child to enjoy life or to have a normal human life, it is obviously much better for the parents to decide that “we are going to abort this embryo and have another pregnancy where we can look forward to having a normal child”. I think amniocentesis is one of the scientific means now available which permits couples to make intelligent decisions as to whether a particular pregnancy should continue or not. Eugenic reasons are very important.’