The overturning of Roe is a cause for celebration among pro-lifers (while realizing the work is just beginning), one group of pregnant women and their preborn children remain perilously abortion-vulnerable across the country. There is a way to help them. Read the whole story.Continue reading "Here’s how you can help parents receiving a prenatal diagnosis"
By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN While the overturning of Roe v. Wade is a cause for celebration among pro-lifers (while still realizing the work is just beginning), one group of pregnant women and their preborn children remain perilously abortion-vulnerable across the country. But there is a way to help them. Be Not Afraid (BNA), …Continue reading "Parents receiving a prenatal diagnosis need extra support. Here’s how you can help"
By John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander Technology is a gift, but there are real problems with certain forms of prenatal screening. When used to help parents prepare to care for an infant with anticipated genetic conditions, it’s an amazing asset. Instead, it is too often used to decide whether or not a child should live. …Continue reading "Prenatal Screenings and Abortion"
By Tierin-Rose Mandelburg On April 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement regarding non-invasive prenatal screening tests (NIPS) — news flash, they don’t work. NIPS tests are used to check if babies in utero have genetic abnormalities. Typically, the tests use a sample of blood from the pregnant mother and the results indicate a …Continue reading "Pro-Life FDA? Agency Says Prenatal Tests ‘Often False’"
By Sarah Terzo One mother spoke about how a doctor tried to pressure her into having tests done on her preborn baby to see if the child was disabled. The implication is that disabled babies will be aborted. She didn’t want to abort her baby and would’ve accepted a disabled child: “I don’t think that …Continue reading "Woman describes pressure to accept fetal testing"
Women often don’t know how to interpret prenatal diagnostic tests — and make terrible decisions. By Ann Farmer When faced with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome — a 37-week scan showing a hole in her baby’s heart—41-year-old Tracy Seager was urged by doctors to have an abortion. However, Tracy had been born with a …Continue reading "When terrified mothers are let down by their doctors"
By Right to Life of Michigan Imagine this scenario. Complaining of serious symptoms, you go to your doctor. The doctor says you may have incurable cancer and only months to live. He immediately starts speaking about hospice care—or even assisted suicide. He lets you go on your way with no follow-up, and never mentions to …Continue reading "Prenatal Tests Wrong 85% of the Time?!?"
By Michael Cook A fascinating article in the journal Annual Reviews examines the uptake of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in Australia, Canada, China and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Lebanon, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. NIPT one of the world’s fastest-spreading genetic technologies. The global market was US $3.9 billion in 2019 …Continue reading "Non-invasive prenatal testing is becoming a growth industry"
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 …Continue reading "Science and the Pro-Life Movement ought to be natural allies"
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 …Continue reading "Powerful commercial interests are backing prenatal genetic screening"
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 …Continue reading "UK report on prenatal testing calls for ban on sex disclosure"
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 …Continue reading "Prenatal testing done in Hong Kong allows Chinese couples to easily evade law against sex determination tests"