Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Swiss approve pre-natal test for Down's Sydrome

Some fear tests will increase abortions
B.C. Catholic columnist Colleen Roy's nephew James who has Down's Syndrome.
Switzerland has legalized a new prenatal test that detects the presence of Down's Syndrome,
a move Dr. Esteban Rodriguez Martin says will result “in abortion in more than 85 percent
of the babies who have the condition in the countries where unborn human life does
 not enjoy legal protection.” Colleen Roy / The B.C. Catholic.
The B.C. Catholic has a story by Catholic News Agency about the government of Switzerland's approval of a controversial pre-natal test for Down's Syndrome. Some fear this will lead to more abortions:

Called “Prenatest,” the procedure will be made available in the country starting in August, according to Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung am Sonntag. It uses blood samples from the mother to detect the presence of Trisomy 21 or Down’s Syndrome in her unborn child.
The German company LifeCodexx, which developed the test, calls it a “safe alternative to traditional invasive methods.”

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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