Racism not intended!
bryan.ness at bbs.puc.edu
Tue Mar 1 19:25:00 EST 1994
> For example, one
> couple was going to have their fetus tested for Cystic Fibrosis.
> Their insurance company told them that if the child tested
> positive they would have to abort it, because they refused to pay
> for the treatment if the child had CF.
KB> If this is true then any of you Americans who still care about civil
KB> liberties had better get yourselves a decent public health insurance
I should probably add that the insurance company later backed down, but
what bothers me about the case is that they even tried to force the
abortion. That choice should have been toally the parent's choice, not
the insurance company's.
Of course, one way to solve this kind of problem is universal health care,
but that doesn't seem to be too popular in the U.S. and this isn't the
place to debate such issues.
This whole discussion just illustrates the need for careful thought when
using scientific advances in a social context.
... I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere!
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