Skip to comments.'BOY BLUNDER' GENDER TEST (home baby-sex test to be used before abortion cut-off date inaccurate)
Posted on 06/16/2009 12:40:36 PM PDT by presidio9
it's a boy! Or a girl!
A group of New York moms has filed suit against the makers of a "99.9-percent accurate" baby-gender test, claiming the results they got were 100 percent wrong.
The product was advertised as "infallibly accurate in foretelling the gender of a healthy baby," and its Web site said the "prediction of your baby's gender is unmistakably correct or we will double your money back."
The Baby Gender Mentor is touted as allowing women as little as five weeks pregnant to tell if they're expecting a boy or a girl, the suit says.
That's nine to 13 weeks sooner than parents normally find out from a sonogram or amniocentesis and typically the cutoff point for abortions
Keven Duffy, 41, said she took the test three years ago "on the sly" in hopes of being able to surprise her husband with the news that they were going to have a son. The couple already had a daughter, and was hoping for a boy for "family balancing."
She double-checked the results with the company, and "they said for sure it's a boy" -- so she told her hubby the good news. Several weeks later, a sonogram revealed they were having a girl.
"I feel they're just tricksters," she said
The company allegedly told her it wouldn't refund her money unless there was a live birth and she sent them an original birth certificate -- and then stopped returning her calls. The flip-flop "caused stress" in her marriage,
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Dang. and yet we are told that people do not use abortion this way?
In fairness, if your baby’s nursery is the size of the Parthenon you may legitimatly need the extra nine to thirteen weeks to complete painting it pink or baby blue before the due date.
Does not sound like much of a marriage to begin with is the sex of a child is a deal breaker. When we were having kids, all I prayed for was a healthy baby. I really didn't give a damn if it was a boy or a girl.
What in the hell is wrong with these people?
The ONLY reason for an early test is to allow for an abortion if it is the wrong gender.
So how many of these women aborted children simply because it was the “wrong” gender, only to end up with that gender anyway?
sounds like discrimination and child abuse all in one.
Just dress him up like a girl and go for the compromise.
She said that she wanted to “surprise” her husband with a certain type of baby. Perhaps daddy said “what? You killed several of my daughters without even TELLING me you’d gotten pregnant in the past?”
Keven Duffy, 41,
Do people not put things into perspective anymore?
The ONLY reason for an early test is to allow for an abortion if it is the wrong gender.
I just had a baby in January and belonged to an online birth club and many women were suckers and spent the $35 or dollars to buy this test. It wasn't to abort but just out of excitement to find out the sex. Result: 50% were right and 50% were wrong. I didn't buy it because to me it was clearly a gimmick.
More scams. It really sad that babies are involved.
The first picture is of "Keven Duffy" from Facebook, who lists her political heros as "Barak Obam, Joe Biden." There can't be many chicks on this planet named "Keven Duffy," right? The second picture is identified as "New York Mom" by the NY Post. Looks like the same person to me, but I posted this article because the article indicated that Duffy couldn't produce a birth certificate to get her money back. Looks like the error and the law forced her to have the baby girl after all, and I have no doubt she's thrilled that things worked out the way they did.
Sucks to be them!
A coin flip with a double money-back guarantee is a break-even proposition. The company is making money on all the people who don’t bother to make a claim.
Did she have the baby under a bridge somewhere?
Reading further into post 11, it wouldn’t suprise me if our fair Keven is fighting this lawsuit on principle. After all, if abortion is legal, then why shouldn’t mothers have the right to know the sex of the fetus and abort it if that sex is inconvenient? Fertilized embryos are just blobs with no human rights after all.
That explains everything.
Holy crap! What a marraige they did(n’t) have to begin with!
Liberals. Just when you think they can’t get any more shallow...
Of course not!
Abortion is only used in those extreme circumstances that pro(had)-aborts use to justify abortion in general.
You know - rape, incest, severe birth defects.
That’s all we ever hear about from them. Never for gender selection, birth control, convenience, or because of coercion.
I hear what your saying, but just try passing a law forbidding abortion for gender selection. NARL would still throw everything they had against it, even though the bill would be obviously symbolic.
It’s one of the rhetorical devices I use when discussing the abortion issue with a pro-abort.
No matter what extreme situation they bring up to justify abortion, I’ll tell them I’ll accept that if all others are prohibited.
Finally they get down to arguing for abortion for all the indefensible reasons.
Is there a home-kit test for black, Jewish, female, Chinese babies?
My daughter is expecting her 3rd baby in early August. She has a 7 1/2 yr. old son and a 6 year old son. She really wants a girl so she took the test a few months ago because she couldn’t stand the suspense. Trust me, she would be 100% fine with another boy. The test said girl and subsequent ultrasounds have confirmed this. Her husband refuses to know the sex of the baby but she wants to prepare as best she can. The baby is going to have club foot and will need clothing that can be worn with casts.
Abortion would never be in her vocabulary.
And... to correct a history of racial discrimination... shouldn't the Obama administration provide preferential federal funding for black abortion seekers over white abortion seekers? As a corrective action of course.
We wanted to find out the sex of our first baby and would have been thrilled with either sex, just healthy, but we do plan on trying for #2 and I am seriously debating not finding out the sex until birth whereas my hubby says he will want to know the sex. I wonder how that will go...one of us knowing and the other not. And yeah, I’d love another boy but honestly, I will be “thinking pink” :) BTW - glad the test worked for her but if it’s the one I’m thinking of, it is sort of a hoax :) Only an ultrasound or amnio/cvs can tell for sure.
My niece did one of these tests, girl positive.
She did the Drano test, girl positive
She did the heartrate test, girl positive.
She did the Chinese birthday test, girl positive.
Today she had her 20 week ultrasound.
She is having a boy.
I wanted another girl, after our first one. I did not want to know the sex before birth, though.
The sweetest surprise of my life was finding out upon delivery that it was just as possible to fall head over heals in love with my little boy as it was with my girl.
People who want every detail nailed down leave so little room to be surprised and delighted when life throws you a happy curve ball.
Kind of doubt it. More like the jerk was pissed because he was not making little jerks like him. A Henry VIII kind of thing.
That's just my guess.
My oldest child, now 30 years old, was born with bilateral club feet --- both 90 degrees from where they should be.
We went through the castings starting at day number two of her life and every week for the first few months. From there, it was shoes with bars at night and then some surgery at age one with more casts, orthopedic shoes and then another final surgery at age five. By the time she was 8 years old, she was done and we no longer needed to see the orthopedist.
If you would see her today you would never know there was ever any problem to begin with. She is just a beautiful young woman, with her own beautiful daughter and she does not even remember the treatments -- even if I remember it vividly every time she had pain from the casting and operations.
Tell your daughter that it is no big deal, because it isn't.
But with modern casting techniques Baby will be fine and will dance beautifully at her own wedding. And the clothing issue is not that big a deal, it'll work out.
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Thanks for your input. My daughter’s husband was born with severe club foot. That was almost 40 years ago and things have changed dramatically since then. The orthopedic surgeon ,who will care for the baby, interned under the Dr. who treated my son-in-law. He was so encouraging. My daughter’s thinking is that in the scheme of things this is a minor glitch. Her best friend has a 2 year old who was born with a very rare chromosomal defect and every day is a struggle. She has no idea what the future holds for this little girl.
She's right about that. It's a lot of trips to the doctor for the first year or so (IIRC, every week for the first 2 or 3 months and then every couple of weeks after that.
One thing I recall is that my daughter had to learn to walk 3 times. Before she was a year old, she was done with the castings and just wearing the shoes with a bar in between at night (she hated them). She started walking like any other kid would. At a year old, she went in for surgery to cut the heal tendon and allow the feet some more rotation and was put in castes for I think about a month after that until the tendons healed. Well she figured out how to walk on the casts and did pretty good. After the casts came off, her ankles were naturally kind of weak and she had to figure out how to walk again without casts. She did it just fine. Kids are pretty amazing little critters.
Her best friend has a 2 year old who was born with a very rare chromosomal defect and every day is a struggle. She has no idea what the future holds for this little girl.
One thing I realized taking our baby to the doctors and the childrens hospital for treatments was just how blessed we were and how trival our worries were compared to others.
I think I’m having deja vu here. I once said to another FReeper that I might be willing to conceede abortions for all pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest (that’s something like 1.5% of all abortions) if liberals would allow the rest to be outlawed (I don’t consider terminating a pregnancy that is going to kill the mother an abortion). That would be in line with the position of the vast majority of the voting public. I recognize that the unborn children who resulted from acts of rape or incest are innocent and do not deserve the death penalty for another man’s crime. But think of the millions who would be saved. And imagine the abortionists who would be forced to close shop for lack of business. Only the largest cities could support an abortionist who only served rape or incest victims.
Some might say the Kansas abortionist WASNT murdered, but was just subjected to a post-partum abortion - the most extreme form of partial birth abortion. A retroactive one.
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