Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Wrongful birth" lawsuit

Check out my latest article on the Renew America site:

This "wrongful birth lawsuit" is a very slippery slope, and it could lead to law firms specializing in this type of prenatal litigation. When a unique and beautiful class of people have been marked as "undesirable" and "not welcome" then all of us need to ask the question "Who is next?"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Parents sue for wrongful birth - DOWN SYNDROME

"TWO Victorian couples are suing doctors for failing to diagnose Down Syndrome in their unborn babies, denying them the chance to terminate the pregnancies. "In the event that Down Syndrome had been detected, (she) would have elected to undergo a termination of her pregnancy," their statement of claim says."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Are Down syndrome people "less than" others?

"In the reporter's enthusiasm, she downplays a major effect the availability of this test would produce; namely, the destruction of more unborn children who are found to have Down's. Indeed, the whole spin of the story further de-humanizes people with Down's, increasing their marginalization and, quite literally, their endangerment."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cheap Blood Test Could Detect Disorders in Fetus

Please read the article below carefully and pass it on. With a 90%+ termination rate currently for a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome this new test could lead to Down syndrome extinction. My beautiful 7 year old daughter has an extra chromosome, and she does not have a "disorder". We just returned from the beach, and do you see any disorders here: There is nothing holy about this "holy grail".

"Professor Stephen Robson, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, considers a non-invasive test for detecting Down syndrome the “holy grail” and said there was an ''enormous research effort’’ behind it.",2933,595705,00.html