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NRL 2017 will explain the ramifications of prenatal testing for children with Down Syndrome

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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

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

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

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

By Leticia Velasquez Editor’s note. October is Down syndrome Awareness Month. We will be posting stories, just like this one, all month. In an age when we value informed consent and patient centered care, it’s a travesty

“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

Prenatal surgery–and the unborn child as patient

  By Dave Andrusko In a story posted earlier today, NRL News Today wrote about the twice-fold misuse of medical technology. First, using prenatal screening techniques to “search out” unborn babies who are almost always aborted if

Pro-choice researcher admits that aborting imperfect children creates disability rights conflicts

  By Sarah Terzo Years ago, Rayna Rapp discovered that her baby would be afflicted with Down syndrome. She and her partner chose for her to have an abortion. Ever since then, she has been writing about

Doctor’s explanation of disability risks in unborn children can be misleading, author says

  By Sarah Terzo In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of disabled unborn babies to abort. One study cited in that article found that: … [d]espite the

Mother creates comic to discuss the possibility of aborting her daughter if she has cystic fibrosis

  By Nancy Flanders My daughter was six days old when we found out she has cystic fibrosis. The pulmonologist sent specific instructions asking us to stay away from Google until our first appointment which was two

“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”

First they came prenatally for Down syndrome…

By Kurt Kondrich I speak frequently to large groups of students, families, and professionals about the silent eugenic movement against children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome, and I also write regular articles about this disturbing subject. I