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Eugenics: prenatal tests for “unwanted people”

A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe.

This is the finding of Human Life International World Watch.  They say the new PrenaTest is “targeted exclusively toward women in their 12th week of pregnancy and beyond who are at an increased risk” of having a child with Down syndrome. Interestingly, the test doesn’t replace amniocentesis.”

And it won’t stop there.

In the near future, the PrenaTest will also be able to identify other chromosomal mutations such as trisomy 13 and 18,” said Dr. Michael Lutz, CEO of LifeCodexx. The goal seems to be a society free of “imperfections.

This seems perhaps not as brutal as Nazi Germany, but the principle is the same.  This time there is no military uniform and mad politicians involved; the cloak this time is the white coat of “scientific research”.  It sounds more distinguished and learned.

It remains nothing less than eugenics.

 

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