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

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Registered: 08-15-2008
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 4:04pm

Yeah, those places are bad news.

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Registered: 11-09-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 1:44am

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ITA.


I think that people who do not want the test and have decided to abort realize, perhaps subconsciously, the impact of what they are doing, and they are trying to avoid confronting their feelings. They think if they can just convince themselves that it's "only a bunch of cells" long enough to get through the procedure, they'll be ok. Sonograms and tests would only complicate things. I can see why they wouldn't want gender tests done...it kind of "seals the deal". It puts a picture in your mind that has nothing to do with microscopic cells.


Hopefully, it doesn't only bring "penises and vaginas" to mind, as one PP said earlier. That would show an extreme

 
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 1:58am

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Registered: 11-09-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 2:21am

CULTURE, not race. We aren't in China. I think maybe we shouldn't send missionaries to Chinese abortion clinics and tell them what gender their babies are. That is probably not in violation of any rules you are worried about.


As an aside:


 
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 2:23am

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In that case, he wouldn't be my OB.

 
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Registered: 06-17-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 7:04am

"If we have the freedom to cater to certain races (hello, NAACP), we should have the freedom to NOT cater to certain races. "


That statement is very illuminating.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 

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Registered: 06-17-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 7:41am

I think it's folly to try to imagine one can know the thoughts and feelings of everyone in

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 

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Registered: 08-15-2008
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 7:51am

Yes, complications can arise from abortions- but they can arise from every surgery.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 9:12am

I disagree. I saw the ultrasound performed before my abortion. It was a lightly colored circular lump amidst a dark circle. I also kept a copy of the ultrasound picture. I still chose to have an abortion.

Knowing gender, seeing an ultrasound, blah blah blah...are not going to deter any woman who knows that terminating is the right choice for her.

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 9:40am

>>I think that people who do not want the test and have decided to abort realize, perhaps subconsciously, the impact of what they are doing, and they are trying to avoid confronting their feelings. They think if they can just convince themselves that it's "only a bunch of cells" long enough to get through the procedure, they'll be ok. Sonograms and tests would only complicate things. I can see why they wouldn't want gender tests done...it kind of "seals the deal". It puts a picture in your mind that has nothing to do with microscopic cells. <<

And for some women they are doing what they feel is best for the "baby" in question. Making it more real would only make them want the abortion more

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