Report on Prenatal Screening's High Rates of Inaccuracy

Local writer Mary Beth McCauley sheds light on a recent report that reveals high rates of inaccuracy in prenatal screening tests in "Christy's song: The uncertainties of non-invasive prenatal testing," published by The Christian Science Monitor

In her commentary, McCauley not only points readers toward The New England Center for Investigative Reporting's "Oversold and misunderstood: Prenatal Screening Tests Prompt Abortions" report (also reported by the Boston Globe in "Oversold prenatal tests spur some to choose abortions"), she writes movingly about her 30-something niece Christy "who has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Smith Magenis Syndrome (SMS)," a condition that can be detected through non-invasive prenatal testing.

McCauley's commentary will touch readers' heart.  The New England Center for Investigative Reporting's report will both trouble pro-lifers and confirm what they've long suspected about faulty prenatal testing because of the anecdotal evidence they've heard for years.

 


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