Prenatal Testing

Pre-Natal Testing: Promise or Peril?

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Today’s New York Times contains an article promoting new “Breakthroughs in Prenatal Screening.” The article presents the following scenario: More than 30 years ago, a 37-year-old friend of mine with an unplanned fourth pregnancy was told by her obstetrician that an amniocentesis was “too dangerous” and could cause a miscarriage. She ultimately bore a child […]

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Mandatory Testing for Down Syndrome Coming to France?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Wouldn’t it be nice if the purpose of pushing prenatal testing for Down syndrome was to assure that fetuses testing positive would be later welcomed into the world in full preparation for the medical challenges that sometimes arise in babies with the condition? Of course, […]

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