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'BOY BLUNDER' GENDER TEST (home baby-sex test to be used before abortion cut-off date inaccurate)
NY Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | DAREH GREGORIAN

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

-SNIP-

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,

-SNIP-

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykilling; culturewar; deathindustry; eugenics; gender; genderdiscrimination; infanticide; moralabsolutes; prolife; sexism; slipperyslope

1 posted on 06/16/2009 12:40:37 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Dang. and yet we are told that people do not use abortion this way?


2 posted on 06/16/2009 12:44:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 12:48:25 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
The flip-flop "caused stress" in her marriage, Duffy said, and she and her husband have since divorced.

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?

4 posted on 06/16/2009 12:52:55 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: GeronL

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?


5 posted on 06/16/2009 12:53:06 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: GeronL

sounds like discrimination and child abuse all in one.

Just dress him up like a girl and go for the compromise.


6 posted on 06/16/2009 12:54:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Ditto

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?”


7 posted on 06/16/2009 12:55:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: presidio9

Keven Duffy, 41,


At 41 you should just be thankfull you were able to conceive at all.

Do people not put things into perspective anymore?


8 posted on 06/16/2009 12:55:21 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: Brookhaven

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.

9 posted on 06/16/2009 12:55:48 PM PDT by inflorida
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To: presidio9

More scams. It really sad that babies are involved.


10 posted on 06/16/2009 12:56:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Ditto; Brookhaven; a fool in paradise; NYer; wagglebee

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.

11 posted on 06/16/2009 1:05:36 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Sucks to be them!


12 posted on 06/16/2009 1:09:26 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Tell me what books you want to ban and I'll tell you what type of politics you hold.)
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To: presidio9

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.


13 posted on 06/16/2009 1:14:43 PM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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To: presidio9
How can you NOT produce a birth certificate? They won't let you out of the hospital without one.

Did she have the baby under a bridge somewhere?

14 posted on 06/16/2009 1:17:28 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

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.


15 posted on 06/16/2009 1:24:26 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
. . .who lists her political heros as "Barak Obam, Joe Biden."

That explains everything.

16 posted on 06/16/2009 1:24:51 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: presidio9

Holy crap! What a marraige they did(n’t) have to begin with!


17 posted on 06/16/2009 1:40:38 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: presidio9

Liberals. Just when you think they can’t get any more shallow...


18 posted on 06/16/2009 1:42:03 PM PDT by 2Jedismom (&#924;&#959;&#955;&#974;&#957; &#923;&#945;&#946;&#941;)
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To: GeronL

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.


19 posted on 06/16/2009 1:43:01 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

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.


20 posted on 06/16/2009 2:00:35 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

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.


21 posted on 06/16/2009 2:02:48 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: presidio9
Naturally, therefore, the physical effects of abortion will depend in direct ratio on the causation thereof, and the comparative malignity or benignity of such causation. In any case, abortion is fraught with serious consequences, direct and indirect -- and is a sad miscarriage of nature's plan, greatly to be deplored, and earnestly, strenuously, and conscientiously to be avoided. Of course, when brought about with criminal intent, abortion is nothing less than murder in the first degree; and if the law of the land does not discover and punish the criminal, the higher law of the God of Nature and of Nature's inexorable reprisals for interference with, or destruction of her beneficent designs, will sooner or later most certainly do so.

Any woman who has had a spontaneous abortion knows that she's lost a baby. But to intentionally abort because the baby is the "wrong" gender is beyond my understanding.

Pregnancy and Motherhood is not a "social accomplishment" that looks good on a resume' for heaven's sake.
22 posted on 06/16/2009 2:18:11 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: MrB

Is there a home-kit test for black, Jewish, female, Chinese babies?


23 posted on 06/16/2009 2:35:23 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: inflorida

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.


24 posted on 06/16/2009 2:36:37 PM PDT by surrey
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To: mbarker12474
Is there a home-kit test for black, Jewish, female, Chinese babies?

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.

[/sarcasm off]

25 posted on 06/16/2009 2:39:16 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: surrey

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.


26 posted on 06/16/2009 3:05:59 PM PDT by inflorida
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27 posted on 06/16/2009 4:33:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: presidio9

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.


28 posted on 06/16/2009 4:35:54 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom

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.


29 posted on 06/16/2009 5:24:34 PM PDT by married21
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To: a fool in paradise
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?”

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.

30 posted on 06/16/2009 8:11:41 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: surrey
The baby is going to have club foot and will need clothing that can be worn with casts.

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.

31 posted on 06/16/2009 8:32:00 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: presidio9
I have no idea if it's the same person, but that is a very beautiful little girl, and I'm at least glad that she is with us instead of in a bio-waste dump.
32 posted on 06/16/2009 9:32:07 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: surrey
I won't say talipes is nothing because it's time-consuming and somewhat painful to correct.

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.

33 posted on 06/17/2009 7:16:30 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Ditto
You said it better than I could!!

( . . . I must read the entire thread before posting . . . I must read the entire thread before posting . . . )

34 posted on 06/17/2009 7:17:45 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother; Ditto

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.


35 posted on 06/17/2009 7:49:10 AM PDT by surrey
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To: surrey
My daughter’s thinking is that in the scheme of things this is a minor glitch.

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.

36 posted on 06/17/2009 8:18:18 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: MrB

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.


37 posted on 06/17/2009 2:05:31 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Some might say the Kansas abortionist WASN’T murdered, but was just subjected to a post-partum abortion - the most extreme form of partial birth abortion. A retroactive one.


38 posted on 06/17/2009 9:55:13 PM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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