Mark Leach at LifeNews.com wrote a wonderful article about Health and Human Services’ new regulation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Although most of the discussion and outrage has been focused on the required availability of free contraceptive services under the regulation requiring all medical plans to cover, free of charge, women’s preventive services, Mark focused on a provision that’s equally as shocking and targets a segment of our population for genocide.
According to Mark, “Buried in the IOM report [which is what HHS’s regulation is based on] is the recommendation for no-cost well-woman visits; these visits include prenatal care–and thus prenatal testing for “genetic or developmental conditions.” The regulation was issued as part of the PPACA’s coverage of preventive services. This prompts the question, how does prenatal testing prevent Down syndrome?”
Since Down syndrome is not preventable and prenatal testing can only identify the disease, I, like Mark, fear that this new regulation will be used to identify babies with Down syndrome and target them for abortion.
Will we become like Denmark that has been targeting babies with Down syndrome since 2004?
Will we also become like China and soon turn to gender-selective abortions? With new tests that can determine the sex of a baby as early as seven weeks, it’s very possible that many will use the test for that purpose.
In Deuteronomy 30:19 God said, “…I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (emphasis added). He did not say, “Choose perfect life. All other life you may abort.”
God does not make mistakes so when he ordained a life to come into being, there is a purpose. All life has meaning and purpose.
God has given us the medical knowledge to go a lot of good but we must know where to draw the line between acting within God’s will and trying to play God.
Read Mark’s article today and take action to stop this tragedy.