by Chuck Colson
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:22 EST
Seventy-five years ago the Nazis targeted the disabled and the weak for extermination. Most of us now recognize as evil the idea that some people are less worthy of life than others. But, tragically, eugenics never seems to go away completely. It keeps coming back with a new name - such as “medical breakthrough.”
Exhibit “A” is an article on the ABC News website entitled, “New Down Syndrome Test Could Cut Healthy Baby Deaths.” Lynn Harris describes how, pregnant in her late 30s, she underwent a test at twelve weeks to learn if her baby had Down syndrome. The baby was perfectly healthy - but the test - called Chorionic Villus Sampling - ended up killing him.
But now there’s a blood test that can be performed in the first trimester—one that does not carry the risk of more invasive testing. It can detect Down syndrome with 100 percent accuracy, and can do so, according to one geneticist, “without any risk to the pregnancy.” Click "Here" for the complete story.
This is a very interesting article written by Chuck Colson relating to the advancement of medical breakthroughs, or in this case should we call it "eugenics", to determine the fate of a child born with Down syndrome.
We need to gather together and pray that our medical breakthroughs and medical advancements will always be used to bring glory to God and the preservation of human life. When these medical breakthroughs promote the advancement and justification of abortions or the premature death of an elderly or terminally ill person, then we are on the verge of another holocaust.