The right to know baby's gender

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Registered: 08-07-2008
The right to know baby's gender
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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 1:49pm

I am new to this message board, but would love to hear your suggestions/opinions on this subject.


Our family is suffering during this economic crisis, just like so many other families. Personally, I felt as if I was so alone & that my life was slowly falling apart. I cried out to the Lord to guide me, to strengthen me spiritually, and to show me what road He felt I should follow. I soon received my answer, and the doors have slowly begun to open. To save the unborn. To reach out to women who are being faced with an unwanted pregnancy. By God's grace, He is showing me how to do this.


I am currently working alongside an FDA cleared company which offers a product that can determine the gender of a child as early as 8 weeks gestation. I feel this could clearly be beneficial to mothers considering abortion/adoption/parenting.


I have visited with several pregnancy clinics (pro-life), but they said they choose not to ever share the childs gender under any circumstance to anyone who walks in their clinic.


I feel that if a woman knows the potential sex of her child, this could create a huge impact on her decision. And, I feel the impact would be positive.


I feel this

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2008
Fri, 01-16-2009 - 10:24pm

I agree. Abortion is a choice to these women. Ultimately it is up to them.


But, I am pro-life & I strongly believe that this is a child, not a choice. I am a believer in Christ, and I believe that the minute conception occurs it is a child.


These tests would be given to the clinics free of charge. These would

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-15-2008
Fri, 01-16-2009 - 10:47pm

I respect your right to believe whatever you wish.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2008
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 2:00am

Um----how will you ensure that women of a particular "culture" would not be "eligible" for the test?


Like a sign saying "No Indians, Arabs, Chinese, Somalians" may have this test?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2008
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 4:34am

~This is a test that should only be offered at a pregnancy crisis center.~


You

Kate

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2008
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 5:04am

~when it comes out~


See my post above.

Kate

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Registered: 08-31-2004
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 11:16am

If I had decided to abort, I wouldn't ask to know the gender. I imagine the same is true for most people. Therefore this product would probably be more often used for women who already know they're keeping their baby or are on the fence.

I doubt it would change the mind of a woman who had definitely decided to abort.

baby siggy
baby siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-31-2004
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 11:18am

How would you know, if the woman in question didn't volunteer the information?

baby siggy
baby siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-15-2008
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 12:19pm

I didn't see the link; thanks for bring it to my attention. This test is quite ethically questionable in my book.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 4:15pm

"Ultimately, I feel it will lead them to choose life."

What you feel and what others feel are two very different things. I have never been pregnant, never want to and and I would abort if I found myself pregnant. Knowing if it is a boy or girl would not change my mind. Obviously knowing the fetus will become a boy or girl is obvious after all what else would it become? That does not mean because I know it is either a girl or boy I'd suddenly want a child.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-15-2008
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 6:04pm

>>Obviously knowing the fetus will become a boy or girl is obvious after all what else would it become? <<


It could be intersex.