Category Archives: pre-natal testing

Powerful commercial interests are backing prenatal genetic screening

How much will parents pay for the perfect baby or a baby of the right sex? By Philippa Taylor, Head of Public Policy, Christian Medical Fellowship The UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics is warning that a new screening test for

UK report on prenatal testing calls for ban on sex disclosure

By Michael Cook A new report by the UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics, “Non-invasive prenatal testing: ethical issues,” has probably pleased no one by trying to steer a course between banning abortions for sex-selection and allowing abortions for the most common

Prenatal testing done in Hong Kong allows Chinese couples to easily evade law against sex determination tests

Editor’s note. This comes from Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Citing a new report that laws meant to prevent sex-selective abortion are easily evaded by couples who do not want daughter, Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn has renewed her call for

Dutch Health Minister: “If freedom of choice results in a situation that nearly no children with Down syndrome are being born, society should accept that”

Protesting the introduction of NIPT in Britain. Image: Don't Screen Us Out.

Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Last week, members of the Dutch opposition party asked Minister of Health Edith Schippers, if she planned to take any measures to prevent the

Biotechnology Company seeks to profit from search-and-destroy technology for babies with Down’s syndrome

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Over the weekend the British government approved a

The British Department of Health approves roll-out of Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT), despite medics concerns

Editor’s note. This comes from SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. The Department of Health announced on Saturday that it has approved Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing for use on the National Health Service which campaigners say will increase

Women Deserve the Truth about Down syndrome and Pre-natal Testing

By Leticia Velasquez In an age when we value informed consent and patient centered care, it’s a travesty that often the worst informed patient is the mother of a unborn baby with special needs. Everyone she meets in her medical

Is Prof. Thilaganathan deliberately misleading parliament over results of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Down’s syndrome?

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Here’s a new story involving disabled people, taxpayers’ money,

Doctors told her to abort Teddy, though 95% of babies survive his condition

By Cassy Fiano Prenatal testings and screenings can be great tools when used appropriately. They can help doctors assess potential health care issues and make a plan of action to give the baby the absolute best chance of surviving at

Indian Medical Association backs compulsory pre-natal sex tests

By Michael Cook India’s gender imbalance is possibly the worst in the world because doctors routinely abort unborn females after an ultrasound test. In 1996 the Indian government banned prenatal sex determination. Twenty years later the slide in the sex

Sarah’s Story

By Catherine Treutelaar Editor’s note. The following appeared on the Life Voice Blog of Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s staff affiliate. Below is the second in a series of stories showing the faces of the pain-capable unborn child. There are

“Oversold” and “misunderstood” prenatal screening tests “prompt abortions”

  By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today tries to keep up with the latest diagnostic tests that are marketed to pregnant women, usually as a way of determining the baby’s sex or whether he or she has Down syndrome. And