Category Archives: Genetic Testing

Genetic “counselor” prevents abortion minded women from seeing sonograms

By Sarah Terzo Genetic “counselors” are medical personnel that walk women and their partners though testing (usually amniocentesis) to see if their unborn babies have a genetic illness or disability. If a woman is at risk for

Genetic counselors and sex selection abortions

By Sarah Terzo Rayna Rapp interviewed counselors at genetic clinics where women came to have their babies tested for disabilities including Down syndrome. The counselors then discussed with the women whether or not they would have abortions.

The company they keep

By Michael Cook “Europe’s superlab,” a £700 million research institute, the Francis Crick Institute, opens this year. It is Europe’s largest biomedical research centre, a partnership between six of the UK’s best known scientific and academic organizations

New blood test=large increase in babies diagnosed with medical problems who are aborted

By Dave Andrusko It’s bad enough that the Daily Mail reported that as a result of new tests, the number of babies diagnosed with genetic anomalies who were aborted soared by 34% between 2011 and 2014 [www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3123078/New-blood-test-blamed-women-choosing-abort-babies-s-syndrome-disabilities-soars-34-three-years.html].

Genetic counselors and sex selection abortions

  By Sarah Terzo Rayna Rapp interviewed counselors at genetic clinics where women came to have their babies tested for disabilities including Down syndrome. The counselors then discussed with the women whether or not they would have

“Regardless of size, shape or differences, each unborn child is one of a kind”

  By Dave Andrusko After all this time, I still have to remind myself that writers (and certainly those not working for a newspaper) don’t write headlines. That’s why “My view: Parental pains, birth defects and abortion”

Eugenic Pre-Natal Cleansing Spreads to Autism

By Wesley J. Smith More boys than girls have autism, so now, an Australian IVF clinic will search out male embryos for destruction before implantation, e.g., sex selection. A bioethicist thinks that accepting pre-natal autism cleansing needs

The cost of “progress”

By Dave Andrusko Rarely would you get a headline that more accurately captures both the core of the story and the ethical implications. “The Boy Who Lived: Embryo testing is progress built on failure, termination, and tragedy.

New England Journal of Medicine study could spur call for wider use of prenatal genetic scanning

By Dave Andrusko A nationwide study of 4,400 women published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine found that scanning the genes of unborn babies “reveals far more about potential health risks than current prenatal testing does,”

The New Eugenics: Engineering “Moral Enhancement” by embryo screening and selective abortion

By Richard Weikart Recently Oxford philosophy professor Julian Savulescu moved his campaign for “moral enhancement” out of the ivory tower and into the mainstream. This month Reader’s Digest is carrying his article, “It’s Our Duty to Have

NBC’s Nancy Snyderman: It’s ‘Pro-Science’ to Abort Children With Genetic Defects

By Kyle Drennen Editor’s note. This appeared last week at http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/06/08/nbcs-snyderman-its-pro-science-abort-children-genetic-defects and is reprinted with permission. The topic was a new non-invasive  procedure that may allow women someday to test their unborn babies for more than 3,500

New Test opens “Pandora’s Box”

By Dave Andrusko We’ve written two stories about a very important topic—a new noninvasive procedure that may allow women someday to test their unborn babies for more than 3,500 genetic disorders. Needless to add, there are ethical