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(BBC)   New Down's syndrome test is 'more sensitive' and can be done earlier in pregnancy, so don't be tardy   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-06-07 12:56:08 PM  
So we can count to potato even faster now?
 
2013-06-07 12:56:55 PM  
You're a bad person, subby, and you should feel bad.

/kudos
 
2013-06-07 12:57:45 PM  
wow.
 
2013-06-07 12:59:13 PM  
Boom shakalaka!
 
2013-06-07 01:00:05 PM  
zing
 
2013-06-07 01:00:40 PM  
Now time to watch the anti-abortion/every human life is sacred junket start protesting this.
 
2013-06-07 01:00:47 PM  
Top notch, subby.

/
still laughing
 
2013-06-07 01:01:05 PM  
But, but, autism...
 
2013-06-07 01:02:07 PM  
will this lead to another Potato Famine ?
 
2013-06-07 01:02:08 PM  
I don't feel tardy.
 
2013-06-07 01:03:24 PM  
oh you.
 
2013-06-07 01:05:08 PM  

SonOfSpam: I don't feel tardy.


Sees what you did there...
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/hot like... for teacher.
 
2013-06-07 01:05:21 PM  
We had the ultrasound test for both of our children.  Not very conclusive.  Before trying to have kids we both decided we would have an early abortion if the fetus had chromosomal defects or serious disabilities.

Fortunately, we lucked out with two very healthy children.
 
2013-06-07 01:07:10 PM  
Never go full tardy
 
2013-06-07 01:07:42 PM  

dopekitty74: Now time to watch the anti-abortion/every human life is sacred junket start protesting this.


What I find amusing are the people who claim to be pro-choice EXCEPT when it's a baby born with Down's.
 
2013-06-07 01:07:59 PM  
I think in the US it's under the brand name Maternity 21, and usually it's only covered by insurance for moms who are 35 or older. Didn't see this mentioned in the article - but it also tells you if you're having a boy or a girl. No more waiting around for the 20 week ultrasound. That's great or awful depending on who you talk to.
 
2013-06-07 01:08:23 PM  
Subby, this is why the terrorist hate us.


/proud to be a American Farker.
 
2013-06-07 01:09:55 PM  

meanmutton: dopekitty74: Now time to watch the anti-abortion/every human life is sacred junket start protesting this.

What I find amusing are the people who claim to be pro-choice EXCEPT when it's a baby born with Down's.


wait... what?
 
2013-06-07 01:10:00 PM  
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2013-06-07 01:11:36 PM  

mrshowrules: We had the ultrasound test for both of our children.  Not very conclusive.  Before trying to have kids we both decided we would have an early abortion if the fetus had chromosomal defects or serious disabilities.

Fortunately, we lucked out with two very healthy children.


So much this^^.  We wept for joy when the amniocentesis came back negative (or would that be positive?).
 
2013-06-07 01:12:04 PM  
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2013-06-07 01:12:07 PM  
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2013-06-07 01:12:26 PM  
If only this was available before my little sister with Down's was born, she could have been aborted.
 
2013-06-07 01:13:16 PM  

mrshowrules: We had the ultrasound test for both of our children.  Not very conclusive.  Before trying to have kids we both decided we would have an early abortion if the fetus had chromosomal defects or serious disabilities.

Fortunately, we lucked out with two very healthy children.


They knew what you'd do if they turned up abby normal.
 
2013-06-07 01:13:17 PM  
Ok, I spelled the test name wrong. Here's the US version: http://www.sequenomcmm.com/Home/health-care-providers/Trisomy-21/Abou t -the-Test
 
2013-06-07 01:13:20 PM  

mesmer242: I think in the US it's under the brand name Maternity 21, and usually it's only covered by insurance for moms who are 35 or older. Didn't see this mentioned in the article - but it also tells you if you're having a boy or a girl. No more waiting around for the 20 week ultrasound. That's great or awful depending on who you talk to.


It's actually out under several brand names.  The gender determination part it's just something they throw in suo that more people will want to do it.  As always, it comes down to money.
 
2013-06-07 01:13:48 PM  
I chuckled.
 
2013-06-07 01:14:42 PM  

tyrajam: If only this was available before my little sister with Down's was born, she could have been aborted.


Calling for the retroactive murder of a sibling is not OK.   It's only OK if you catch them when they're still in the oven -- sort of the Homer Simpson, "It's funny because I don't know them" school of life.
 
2013-06-07 01:14:53 PM  
This will save TONS of money and heartbreak.

Against abortion? DON'T HAVE ONE.
 
2013-06-07 01:15:30 PM  

tyrajam: If only this was available before my little sister with Down's was born, she could have been aborted.


This.  Why even have the Down's test in the first place?  Whether you find out as soon as possible, or you find out in the delivery room, the only difference is a few months of anxiety before you realize you're still raising a child you love...unless you're a calculated murderer.
 
2013-06-07 01:15:39 PM  
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2013-06-07 01:16:46 PM  

tyrajam: If only this was available before my little sister with Down's was born, she could have been aborted.


Indeed, would have saved you guys a ton of money.
 
2013-06-07 01:16:50 PM  
Ha ha, tardy!! That's so not hilarious. So you enjoy laughing at people who dribble while they think and shart themselves whenever they see a pony or candy and who piss in their own mouths like chimpanzees and have tantrums  as vicious as Paula Deen's butter-enhanced-turds whenever their shoelaces come undone? Classy.
 
2013-06-07 01:17:18 PM  
Corky frowns at subby's shenanigans:

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2013-06-07 01:17:19 PM  

dopekitty74: Now time to watch the anti-abortion/every human life is sacred junket start protesting this.


Things won't get truly interesting until someone develops a prenatal test for homosexuality.
 
2013-06-07 01:17:26 PM  

rkiller1: mrshowrules: We had the ultrasound test for both of our children.  Not very conclusive.  Before trying to have kids we both decided we would have an early abortion if the fetus had chromosomal defects or serious disabilities.

Fortunately, we lucked out with two very healthy children.

So much this^^.  We wept for joy when the amniocentesis came back negative (or would that be positive?).


Well, I was glad both my kids amnio's came back with no chromosomal abnormalities, but I don't think we could have aborted.

/nephew is has downs and it lead to an incredibly hard life (including divorce in a lot of cases)
 
2013-06-07 01:17:39 PM  
Subby, thanks for helping me get a ticket fpr the express train to hell!
 
2013-06-07 01:17:39 PM  
Xanlexian: i97.photobucket.com

There needs to be a change to the buttons: [Smart] [Funny] [I am being written up]
 
2013-06-07 01:18:11 PM  

mesmer242: I think in the US it's under the brand name Maternity 21, and usually it's only covered by insurance for moms who are 35 or older. Didn't see this mentioned in the article - but it also tells you if you're having a boy or a girl. No more waiting around for the 20 week ultrasound. That's great or awful depending on who you talk to.


Medicaid for Pregnant Women doesn't cover this test. They'll cover routine/traditional screenings, like the nuchal translucency & even CVS or amniocentesis (IF it's called for by a doctor), but not this new test for Down's Syndrome. I would think that the new test would be cheaper for Medicaid, too, since it's just a blood-draw IIRC.
 
2013-06-07 01:19:08 PM  

tyrajam: If only this was available before my little sister with Down's was born, she could have been aborted.


Just take the "Mr. Yuck" stickers off the cleaning products and let nature take its course. Human life is only precious until the point it becomes inconvenient.
 
2013-06-07 01:20:29 PM  
and if discovered, abortions should be mandatory.
 
2013-06-07 01:22:16 PM  

meanmutton: dopekitty74: Now time to watch the anti-abortion/every human life is sacred junket start protesting this.

What I find amusing are the people who claim to be pro-choice EXCEPT when it's a baby born with Down's.


or its their un-wed daughter, or their congressional intern/mistress, etc
 
2013-06-07 01:22:50 PM  
My wife and I want to make sure our baby(ies) don't come out all farked up and shiat.

I have to ask if your baby with Tay-Sachs or trisomy 18, 13, 21.. etc.. is really a miracle or just a burden on yourself and society.

/Heil
//My wife is Jewish
///So bad
 
2013-06-07 01:23:34 PM  

aevorea: mesmer242: I think in the US it's under the brand name Maternity 21, and usually it's only covered by insurance for moms who are 35 or older. Didn't see this mentioned in the article - but it also tells you if you're having a boy or a girl. No more waiting around for the 20 week ultrasound. That's great or awful depending on who you talk to.

Medicaid for Pregnant Women doesn't cover this test. They'll cover routine/traditional screenings, like the nuchal translucency & even CVS or amniocentesis (IF it's called for by a doctor), but not this new test for Down's Syndrome. I would think that the new test would be cheaper for Medicaid, too, since it's just a blood-draw IIRC.


They typically cover it in certain situations, usually the same circumstances that would warrant a CVS or amniocentesis.  Of course, every state (and in some cases, every county) is different.But it's not the blood draw that's expensive.  It's ruining a brand new, patented test.
 
2013-06-07 01:23:37 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: unless you're a calculated murderer.


So say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-06-07 01:24:41 PM  
You know who else wanted to rid the world of the mentally disabled?
 
2013-06-07 01:26:19 PM  
Funny, subby, but you now have to deal with that feeling of inferiority, paying respects to that great headline of the year candidate. Still funny, though.
 
2013-06-07 01:27:43 PM  

Abuse Liability: rkiller1: mrshowrules: We had the ultrasound test for both of our children. Not very conclusive. Before trying to have kids we both decided we would have an early abortion if the fetus had chromosomal defects or serious disabilities.

Fortunately, we lucked out with two very healthy children.

So much this^^. We wept for joy when the amniocentesis came back negative (or would that be positive?).

Well, I was glad both my kids amnio's came back with no chromosomal abnormalities, but I don't think we could have aborted.


Yep, same here.  Once you know, the last five months are sooooo much easier.
 
2013-06-07 01:28:32 PM  

meanmutton: dopekitty74: Now time to watch the anti-abortion/every human life is sacred junket start protesting this.

What I find amusing are the people who claim to be pro-choice EXCEPT when it's a baby born with Down's.


That happens?
 
2013-06-07 01:29:45 PM  
So now if your wife is pregnant you can know earlier if you are farking retarded?
 
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