Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grotesque

Article:
Can a new blood test make babies with down syndrome disappear?

I can't tell you how much articles and ideas like this hurt.  To think that the scientific community is trying to weed out children like Jack is bone chilling.  I work in the scientific community and don't always agree with certain research, but I absolutely abhor this shit.  (sorry - I am pissed).  Unreal.  Seriously - people are funding this sort of research!? This has to be genocide on some level.  This is ridiculous and if I could go picket right now I would.  I totally understand the screening side of the article/ detecting the presence of Trisomy 21 for families so that they can be informed...but let's be honest.  Most research like this has one goal: perfection of species.  And by creating such tests, they can allow more moms the option of abortion, thereby, saving our world from the presence of DS.  I could scream.  I don't think I have been this angry in a while.  I should shut up before I say more things.  Seriously - though, how could the world think this is bad and should disappear:


5 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you on this one!!! It truly is DISGUSTING!! And this is using money wisely???!! Hmmmmm, I think NOT!

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  2. I totaly agree! Stuff like this enrages me, its just sick!

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  3. I'm enraged also. I'm in the scientific world too with my career, and it is so frustrating to hear some of the things that actually come out of some "professionals" mouths!

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  4. I just blogged about this yesterday- I didn't know you had as well! I am putting together a slideshow in response to this article and the comments afterwards. I would love to include Jack if you are willing? Send a pic to my email if you are..

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