What could possibly go wrong?
If they have the ability to find the gentic “defects” could they also fix them before the child is born?
And, now Planned Parenthood is opening up a clinic at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, CA.
If only we could check our elected officials for ethical defects.
What could Possibly Go Wrong!!?!
“Predict” the genes of an 18 week old fetus?
Interesting, self serving language.
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!
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
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.
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.
Wasn’t this Hitler’s aim, the master race?
Oh, goodie. Then they’ll have 3500 more excuses to abort them. sarc//off
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!