Welsh Midwife tells mother the purpose of blood test for Down Syndrome “is for terminations”

Discriminatory attitudes towards babies with Down syndrome are still rife in the medical profession. Campaigners say pregnant women were being “pushed towards terminations” By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children In news that shows how prevalent discriminatory attitudes towards babies with Down’s syndrome still are within the medical profession, a mother has spoken …

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Science and the Pro-Life Movement ought to be natural allies

By Leticia Velasquez Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Leticia, who has written many times for NRL News Today, is co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome), and author of “A Special Mother is Born.”  During the media circus surrounding the confirmation hearings of now Justice Brett Kavanaugh hearings, I attended the …

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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 pregnant women, Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT), which is due to be rolled out next year …

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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 kind of foetal abnormalities. Non-invasive Prenatal Testing [NIPT] is a major breakthrough. It uses a …

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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 her call for an end to China’s coercive population control regime. “The Chinese government has been lauded by …

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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”

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 near elimination of babies with Down syndrome which has happened in other countries. NIPT The …

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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 new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and destroy …

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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 the number of abortions for babies with Down syndrome, and have a devastating impact on …

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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 office seems to be telling her what she should do. In what is often a …

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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, apparent scientific deception, a biotechnology company looking for profits, and the NHS [National Health Service]. …

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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 birth. They can also help with medical advances to improve the lives of babies with …

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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 ratio has not stopped. According to the 2011 Census the child sex ratio fell from …

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