Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cost Effective Termination

Here's to you, Mrs. Sanger:

Genetic testing + socialised medicine + legal abortion = Eugenics

Researchers have been able to diagnose certain genetic conditions, like Down syndrome, in fetuses since the 1960s. ... The fetal DNA is compared to control DNA stored on a "gene chip." It detects chromosomal anomalies 100 times smaller than those revealed by traditional tests.

"I think there's going to be a major change in the way prenatal diagnosis is done," says Dr. Arthur Beaudet, chairman of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. "It's cost-effective if couples are going to terminate. For children born with severe disabilities, their lifelong care is very expensive."

Some ghosts just refuse to stay quiet, hey?

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