SGP wants ban on sex test

10th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

10 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – The fundamentalist Christian SGP wants to ban the internet sale of home tests to discover the gender of an unborn baby.

10 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – The fundamentalist Christian SGP wants to ban the internet sale of home tests to discover the gender of an unborn baby.

These tests allow parents to find out the sex of the child from the sixth week of pregnancy.

SGP leader Bas van der Vlies says the test would lower the threshold for abortion if the embryo proves "not to be the sex hoped for," he wrote in questions to State secretary for public health Jet Bussemaker (Labour PvdA).

Van der Vlies wants Bussemaker to make sure that no abortions are performed because of the result of such a test. He wants her to take action against the sale of the tests on the basis of a clause in the bill on embryos, which governs fertilisation practices and other related matters.

The test costs GBP 189 at the moment and will be offered by dna-worldwide.com. Pregnant women can take a very small blood sample from themselves and find out the sex of the child with 99 percent accuracy, according to the website.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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