University of Washington geneticist on health insurance

16 weeks – amniocentesis is done around this time.

When health insurers do enter the field [of genetic counseling], some enterprising company may offer to pay for amniocentesis and abortion, if indicated, but not for subsequent medical care of the offspring, should abortion be refused.”

Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, Medical Genetics Division, University of Washington. Quoted in “M.D. Predicts Forced Abortion.” National Right to Life News, July 1975, page 4

Cases of this have already happened. When health insurance will cover the abortion of a disabled child, but not that child’s care, parents are being coerced into aborting their handicapped children.


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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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