Posts Tagged ‘Prenatal testing’

New prenatal testing could increase abortion rate

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A team of scientists at the University of Washington has cracked the entire code of a human fetus using only a sample of blood from its mother and a saliva smear from its father. The technology is a significant step toward standard comprehensive testing of babies in the womb for genetic defects — those that Read more

Prenatal testing must respect the rights of the unborn

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

“Prenatal testing must respect the right to life of the unborn child. At the same time we have to consider the pressure parents are under” says Mr Kleinsman. In 2008 the Bioethics Council (now disbanded) carried out extensive consultation with New Zealanders on the question of prenatal testing. Among the findings released in its report to Read more