• Of course genetic testing is ethical

    This question has been pushed back and forth between media and society for by far too long. Every human being is different and therefore we all have different opinions. Genetic testing is available only for a good purpose; to identify and possibly treat genetic abnormalities in an unborn child. Parents and families willing to undertake specific treatment should be given every right to, as they only want what is best for their child.

  • Of course it is

    It's simply a way of obtaining information ahead of time. Leaving everything about your child purely up to chance is absurd, especially if there's a reliable and safe way to find out a bit about it before you're forced to deal with problems you could have avoided. In fact, one could even make a rather strong argument that not making use of this testing, if able, is in fact unethical. It simply does not make any sense to say that the practice of looking at your potential future child's DNA is unethical. If your child is perfectly healthy, no worries. If, however, it would grow up with a permanent, pervasive genetic disorder that would have an enormous negative impact on it's life, you're better off finding out early, so that you can at least prepare, or, if you'll excuse the language, scrap it and try again. The only way this could possibly be considered unethical is if a connection is made to abortion-due-to-gender, which is a cultural problem and not one of the technology itself, thus not an issue to be considered here.

  • Parents Have Right to Know

    Parents have the right to know ahead of time if their newborn will have genetic abnormalities. Even if abortion isn't an option for the couple, it gives the parents time to prepare for possible medical bills once the baby is born. Knowing is half the battle. There is nothing wrong with fetal genetic testing, anymore than the mother can eat and drink what she wants while the baby is the womb.

  • Yes, it prevents a lot of problems

    It prevents a lot of problems with in the family. There are so many things that come along with raising a special needs baby and not everyone is ready to take that on. You have extra financial needs, time needs, as well as schooling needs. It should be up to each individual weather they do it or not.

  • Unreliable in the end

    A positive test result does not always mean the fetus will get the disease. A negative test result does not always mean the fetus won’t get the disease. Most families will take the initiative-whether it be abortion or just financial & mental preparation and be completely thrown off once the child is born with/without an inherited disease. Also,genetic testing is not tightly regulated and different labs may have different ways of looking for a certain mutation. Lastly,Genetic testing is not supervised or controlled by a set of strict rules.

  • This is pretty obvious but.

    We have been born without knowing anything the last 15000 years and we made it out just fine. Soooo i think we should let children be who they are and not try to change anything or make an abortion just cause something is not just everyone else.
    Thats what i think.

  • No it is not

    Maybe it is not because life should not be made into some sort of science project for scientists to test on and maybe some things are better left alone while letting mother nature take its course. People need to respect life and not treat it as if it were something unimportant.

  • No.

    In my view, it is ethically wrong to test a product on an innocent human. An innocent animal, I'm okay with. A guilty human, less okay with but it'll do for the greater good. An innocent human, that's taking it one step too far.

  • Not at all.

    I don't agree with abortion. Testing on fetuses isn't any better. If we're using humans like objects for testing, then there is something wrong with society. We're supposed to have a respect for each other and life. By testing on a fetus, we're disregarding it, and that's just wrong. Fetuses shouldn't be tested on.

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