Friday, November 11, 2005

Down Syndrome Testing & Abortion

Al Mohler and Hugh Hewitt have both recently reported on their blogs some disturbing new trends in genetic testing, Down Syndrome, and Abortion.

The New England Journal of Medicine reported on Thursday that a fetal screening test for Down Syndrome has been developed that can detect Down Syndrome as early as the first trimester of pregnancy.

Or, to quote a corresponding article in the Washington Post: A first trimester screening test can reliably identify fetuses likely to be born with Down Syndrome...

The word "likely" really shakes me.

Instead of pouring all of this money and research into developing screening tests, why doesn't the medical industry pour that money and research into curing Downs?

Hat Tip: JT

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