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1 posted on 06/06/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by yorkie
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What could possibly go wrong?


2 posted on 06/06/2012 4:28:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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If they have the ability to find the gentic “defects” could they also fix them before the child is born?


3 posted on 06/06/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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At the beginning of the article...."Scientists could soon be able to routinely screen unborn babies for thousands of genetic conditions, raising concerns the breakthrough could lead to more abortions."

And, now Planned Parenthood is opening up a clinic at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, CA.

Planned Parenthood opens clinic in LA High School (click here)

4 posted on 06/06/2012 4:35:44 PM PDT by yorkie
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If only we could check our elected officials for ethical defects.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 4:42:59 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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What could Possibly Go Wrong!!?!

7 posted on 06/06/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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“Predict” the genes of an 18 week old fetus?

Interesting, self serving language.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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Wow! We could have tons and tons and tons of abortions if we find any defects! Awesome! What a great country we’re turning in to! And we’ll fund all those abortions with tax dollars. What a great country!


9 posted on 06/06/2012 4:44:49 PM PDT by laweeks
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10 posted on 06/06/2012 4:46:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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...in time, the test will become widely available, enabling doctors to screen unborn babies for some 3,500 genetic disorders. At the moment the only genetic disorder routinely tested for on the NHS is Down’s syndrome.

Let's see, currently the liberals want to automatically murder Down's syndrome kids. NOW they can test for 3,499 OTHER reasons to murder children.

They must be drooling with anticipation.

Science + Liberals = Death

12 posted on 06/06/2012 5:14:09 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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This is a genie that’s going to be hard to keep in the bottle, since the technology is easy even for non first world countries now. Still, why did the NHS have to take this over, too? Can’t ANYTHING be private in Britain?

Another thing that probably won’t be discussed is how sure can they be that the genetic marker being looked for means the disease is present. In some cases it would be 100%, but in other cases (e.g. proclivity to cardiovascular disease) there are a host of other factors.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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The initial genetic configuration is only a start. Many changes will occur during development that alter the final result. Nutrition, maternal hormones, maternal disease and exposure to toxic substances will result in something different that what the initial configuration would "predict". Consider every Windows or Linux installation DVD as the starting material. The hardware and exposure to operating will change the running system over time. It is preposterous to claim that you can definitively claim the genetic markers you identify will be expressed in the end product.
15 posted on 06/06/2012 5:23:28 PM PDT by Myrddin
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Unfortunately, with most genetic disorders, it’s not a certainty that the child will develop the disorder. Most genetic defects only cause a susceptibility to the disorder; whether the disorder manifests or not is a result of environmental factors.

Testing for 3,500 genetic disorders will almost certainly find at least one disorder in every baby. Everyone carries at least one genetic defect that will only manifest if they have children with another person having the exact same mutation. There’s a reason we avoid inbreeding—breeding with close relatives who are highly likely to carry the same mutant genes you have is a great way to get kids who get a double dose of those genes.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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Wasn’t this Hitler’s aim, the master race?


19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:12:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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Oh, goodie. Then they’ll have 3500 more excuses to abort them. sarc//off


22 posted on 06/06/2012 6:52:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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As Rush has Commented,scientists claim that they have Discovered the Gene that causes Homosexuality. You Want to see a Massive Movement to the Pro Life Position? Wait until The Homos realize People start to abort their Babies when the Gay Gene is Discovered in their Baby!


37 posted on 06/07/2012 3:37:34 AM PDT by ballplayer
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