Commentary on another disturbing silent eugenic article
Reposted from: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kondrich/110408
April 8, 2011
Another disturbing silent eugenic article appeared this week in the United Kingdom http://topnews.us/content/238104-new-test-can-screen-parents-inherited-disorders-pregnancy . New official guidelines in the United Kingdom state that teenagers around the age of 15 or 16 years of age should receive a genetic test to see if they are carriers of incurable inherited conditions like Down’s syndrome or cystic fibrosis before they start having sex or decide to settle down with a partner. The test could also be helpful for young couples wanting to have a child. The article states that with this prenatal genetic knowledge of incurable inherited conditions, parents will be able to make their own decisions of alternate child-bearing options such as adoption or use of donated sperm. Another “option” mentioned is the use of IVF (In vitro fertilization), where they can disregard any “diseased embryos” through lab conception and testing.
When my wife Margie was pregnant with our precious daughter Chloe we were never informed that the embryo was diseased. We had no prenatal tests, and we knew Margie was carrying a female child. There are cultures who consider a female embryo “diseased,” and untold numbers have been targeted and eliminated prenatally. Where is the outcry? Each time we watched Chloe’s development through the screen of the ultrasound we were totally amazed at this perfect child growing in the womb of my beautiful wife