New Prenatal Blood Test Causing Uproar.


In the before times, if you wanted to check the health status of your unborn baby you had to have an invasive procedure.  Something that included scraping.

Really?  Anything that includes the word ‘scraping’ can’t be much fun.

Coming this summer, is a new prenatal test that can screen for a variety of birth defects including Down Syndrome through just a simple blood test.  You would think that would be a good thing.  But some disagree.

They claim that with a test this easy, this quick, most people will use the information to, well, screen out their children.   They argue that this will lead to less diversity in the world and an unnatural pursuit of ‘perfection’.

If they did this test on my mother before I was born, all she would have learned was that she would have a tremendously obese baby.  I was 9 lbs and 2 oz.  Major fatness right there.