This is a book I'm reading by a Brett J. Talley. I find the premise very interesting and so far, he's doing a really good job telling the story. The year is 2023. Time magazine has just said that Reincarnation is a scientific fact. So, just go with that premise. It is a fact in this story. So, the jist of the plot is, all pregnant women must undergo prenatal testing to see if their child is a reincarnated criminal. Paraphrasing here, every child was divided into three categories: The Clear. Those were babies whose genetic markers did not match any criminal in the growing database. The Marked. These were babies who carried a marked gene that in a past life had committed crimes, and although serious, "were not generally considered worthy of death." They would be monitored and if they led a crime-free life, their DNA profile would be marked clear. Then there were the Reborn. these were babies who in a past life had been murderers, rapists or worse, making them unworthy of life and unlawful to give birth to them. So, you see where this is going and why I put it in Hot Topics. These criminal babies were terminated. Some women would run and hide, but they had a special police force that would track them down and terminate the pregnancy which is done with a very futuristic type gun that doesn't hurt the mother, but scrambles the babies brains and kills it. What are your thoughts? I'm just barely into this story, so not sure how he deals with an argument that surely must be in this story somewhere. What about nature vs. nurture. Environment? If you KNEW you were giving birth to Adolph Hitler let's say, would you have him terminated, or would you run and hope your loving care would change him? Edited to add: If you fathered a criminal child, a reincarnated bad bad person, would you want it terminated?