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Why is it okay for women who have cancer to be kept alive long enough to have more children, despite knowing cancer is a genetic illness passed by women to their female children? Isn’t that infanticide?

but if a man with HIV has children he can be charged with murder?

The comedian Victoria Wood, described as “one of the brightest talents of our generation”, has died aged 62 after a short illness.

Her publicist confirmed she had passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

“The multi-Bafta-award-winning writer, director, actor and comedian died peacefully at her north London home with family this morning. The family ask for privacy at this very sad time,” he said.

Tributes poured in for the actress who rose to fame in the 1980s as one of Britain’s most popular stand-up comics. Her elder brother Chris, 75, said that he was “hugely proud” of his sister, and her death had “robbed us of one of the brightest talents of our generation.”

“It wasn’t just that Victoria was hugely talented in so many different fields, she was also outstanding in her tremendous, single-minded drive and determination to pursue her chosen career. Success did not come easily to Victoria, and it was only after years of struggle that she achieved her well-deserved national acclaim,” he said.

Fellow comedians and actors flocked to pay tribute to the “warm, funny, brilliantly talented” Wood who both Jennifer Saunders and Caitlin Moran cited as an inspiration.

Source: Victoria Wood, comedian and actor, dies aged 62 | Culture | The Guardian

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