Labour Party now admitting sex-selective abortion is an issue

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children In news that will add to the growing concern about the Government’s roll-out of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), an investigation by the Victoria Derbyshire show has found thousands of British women discussing using NIPT to determine sex on an online forum. In response, Labour MP Naz Shah …

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Wales approves genetic screening for babies with Down’s syndrome

By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–SPUC The Welsh Government has confirmed that non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) will be introduced within the antenatal screening programme in Wales. The announcement by Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans confirms that Wales will follow England in making the test available on the NHS [National Health Service] from 2018. …

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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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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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“Don’t Screen Us Out” demands to be heard before British government rolls out new prenatal testing technique

By Dave Andrusko We’ve closely followed the “Don’t Screen Us Out” movement in Great Britain. Campaigners are working to raise awareness that Down syndrome is not a “disease” to be eradicated and to explain that a new Non-Invasive Prenatal Test [NIPT] purported to be 99% accurate will result in the deaths of even more babies …

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