Tuesday, November 11, 2003
So I went to the Amazon.com website for Common Threads, and found this abhorrent link.
"PGD" is "Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis". The procedure is similar to amniocentesis, except that it occurs earlier in the pregnancy (prior to implantation) and involves removing a few cells from the microscopic developing embryo. Those cells can be tested for genetic conditions such as Down's Syndrome, Tay's, etc. Normal embryos are allowed to implant; while "abnormal" ones are not.
What that means in plain English is that you get to play God and decide which baby lives and which baby dies. This is nothing more than very early term abortion.
I find the advertisement of this eugenics garbage on the same page as a book celebrating the accomplishments of people with Down's Syndrome insulting and nauseating. "Worried about having a Down's baby? Let us help you abort the little kid so YOU don't have to deal with it!"
Some days I truly weep for what we have become.