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Oh, No, It's a Girl! South Asians Flock to Sex-Selection Clinics in U.S.[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Viji SundaramNew America MediaAugust 31st, 2010For those with roots in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, sex selection is often not freely chosen.
Genetic Disorderby Dana GoldsteinIn These TimesJuly 6th, 2007National health policy has not kept up with genetic science, and many Americans lack the information they need to make an informed decision about whether to carry a pregnancy to term.
Genetic Testing + Abortion = ???by Amy HarmonNew York TimesMay 13th, 2007As prenatal tests make it possible to identify fetuses that will have mental retardation, deafness, and a range of other conditions, such personal deliberations are adding a new layer to the fraught political debate over abortion.
Parents Want Genetic Test for Disease to Choose Baby's Genderby Lonny ShavelsonVoice of America NewsJanuary 17th, 2007"The quest to identify fetuses carrying potentially fatal genetic diseases got a powerful tool in the early 1990s, with the development of Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis. PGD, as it's known, allows doctors to scan the cells of an embryo."
Many Clinics Use Genetic Diagnosis to Choose Sex [offsite]by Lonny ShavelsoAll Things ConsideredDecember 20th, 2006A survey found that 1 of every 11 PGD treatment was for sex-selection alone, and that 42% of clinics offering PGD offer it for sex selection.
A Generation of Women Wiped Out? [PDF]by Carla PowerGlamour"It Sounds like science fiction, but in India it's all too real: Technology is being used to drastically reduce the the number of girls being born."
Your Choice: Boy or Girl?by Jeannette MoningerParentsJune 30th, 2006Cutting-edge techniques can help couples conceive the baby of their dreams. But is that such a good thing?
Wealthy foreign couples travel to U.S. to choose baby's sexby Carla K. JohnsonAssociated PressJune 15th, 2006"The Chinese want boys, and the Canadians want girls. If they have enough money, they come to the United States to choose the sex of their babies."
Center for Genetics and Society Identifies Two Eugenic Threats to Communities of Colorby Yaminah AhmadCollective Voices
It's a Boy! We Made Sure of Itby Kara PlatoniEast Bay ExpressNovember 3rd, 2004"Although still in clinical trials, the availability of gender selection for the masses has begun to permeate popular consciousness via the company's ads, which tout sperm sorting as a tool for 'family balancing.' "
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