June 13, 2012
Scientists have recently discovered how to determine virtually the entire genome of a fetus using a blood sample from the mother and a saliva sample from the father. This procedure would allow the parents to know the entire DNA blueprint of a child several months before its birth, allowing thousands of genetic disorders and diseases to be detected prenatally, according to a 6-7-12 Dallas Morning News story.
While this prenatal testing may sometimes result in treatment for the unborn child, serious ethical concerns result from this scientific breakthrough, according to Marcy Darnovsky, associate executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society in Berkeley, CA. Since the tests will not only show genetic disease in the unborn child, but also could show lack of some favorable traits, such as athletic ability, abortions may increase for those pre-born infants who don’t “measure up.”
The process is expensive and not completely accurate yet, experts say. And there are many mutations which are not yet firmly identified as to whether they cause diseases or not. But as Ms. Darnovsky warns, these tests will lead to the question of “who deserves to be born.”
Popular country singer Rodney Atkins is a spokesman for the National Council for Adoption and has revealed recently how he met his birth mother last year. Read about their heart-warming reunion here. This true story illustrates once more that the loving option to an unplanned pregnancy is adoption, not abortion. More than half the states now offer Choose Life license plates to promote adoptions and many of them use the proceeds to help fund pro-life pregnancy centers which promote the loving option of adoption. Click here to see if your state offers them.
Had they held together, Republicans in the U.S. Senate could have prevented the nomination of radical pro-abortion Judge Andrew Hurwitz from coming to a vote. Instead, eight Republican Senators voted with the Democrats on Monday to move forward with the confirmation of pro-abortion activist judge Andrew Hurwitz to a federal appeals court. All the Democrats, except for West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, voted to invoke cloture and stop the filibuster which conservative Republican senators were using to try and stop the nomination. Republican Sens. McCain (AZ), Kyl (AZ), Alexander (TN), Brown (MA), Snowe (ME), Collins (ME), Lugar (IN) and Murkowski (AK) voted with Democrats to allow the pro-abortion nomination to move ahead. (Kyl and Snowe are retiring from the Senate, Lugar was defeated in his primary by pro-life candidate Richard Mourdock, and Brown is facing a tough re-election campaign.) Judge Hurwitz is considered to be one of the “architects” of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, according to many pro-life groups. Read more details here.
This latest illustration of the lack of pro-life U.S. Senators emphasizes the importance of RNC for Life’s PAC project to help elect pro-life candidates to the U.S. Senate in November. If you would like to help us achieve this goal, please click here to donate. Without gaining control of the Senate, no pro-life legislation will succeed in the Congress.
Please don’t use this link to see what Planned Parenthood is marketing to our children unless you have a strong stomach because when you see what your tax dollars are funding from this abortion giant, you may become physically ill. Thanks to the American Life League for putting together this disturbing video showing PP’s “business plan” for hooking teens on sex and then — surprise! — providing them with abortions when pregnancy occurs. When will the government funding of this perverse organization stop? Has YOUR state defunded Planned Parenthood yet? The federal funds will continue until we have a pro-life Republican U.S. Senate!