British pro-lifers are warning against a potential surge in abortions, following the availability, starting last week, of a new DNA testing kit that determines the sex of a baby six weeks into pregnancy.
The Early Gender Test went on sale on the Internet to non-US customers this week. The test checks blood from the mother for Y-chromosomes, which indicate a boy.
LIFE spokeswoman Michaela Aston told The Sun that the test could lead to babies being aborted “simply for being the 'wrong' sex.” The Prolife Alliance Party has made the same comment.
The test is made by DNA Worldwide. It costs 190 pounds ($375 US). The “express” test costs 240 pounds ($475 US) and delivers clients their results within four working days.