Bill could allow for discrimination against couples who don’t abort "defective" babies

Right now, I’m just linking the story from LifeNews. I need more details before I’ll comment.

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2 responses to “Bill could allow for discrimination against couples who don’t abort "defective" babies

  1. Joy Schoenberger

    The Bill is designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping coverage for patients based on results of genetic testing. If a couple does not allow testing of their unborn child, then the loophole would not apply. Do you know of any truly prolife couple who has ever gotten prenatal testing for genetic defects? Anything treatable in utero (like spina bifada) shows up on ultrasound. Doesn’t genetic testing before birth really only serve those who would be willing to abort should a defect be found? I know, some say they would be better “prepared” at birth for a disabled child if they knew in advance, but it’s really not worth the risk just for a little mental preparation.

    Although it is important for the loophole to be closed, because even a couple willing to abort may choose by the grace of God not to do so, I don’t think there would be many cases where insurance descrimination would become a real factor.

  2. Joy Schoenberger

    Hey, John, just wanted to let you know that I got a copy of Christian Prayer for my Birthday, which is on February 20, so just in time to start praying the LOTH for Lent, although I plan to continue past Easter. I’m so excited about it! I’ll surely be stumbling through it until I get familiarized with the way it works, but I know I’ll get the hang of it eventually. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know, and share my excitement. I hope your family is doing well in your new home!

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