Monday, 15 August 2011

See the information the Huntingdon's Disease Association publishes on testing

SPUC is re-launching its information on charities as an online index, with new entries and updated information added as and when new information is received. Today's charity is the Huntingdon's Disease Association.

The Huntingdon's Disease Association is a charity "which exists to support people affected by the disease and to provide information and advice to professionals whose task it is to support Huntington's disease families."

The Association is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

A factsheet on the Association's website explains, without ethical comment, how preimplatation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal screening can be used to detect if an unborn child has the gene for Huntingdon's disease. It also explains how couples at risk of Huntingdon's disease can use IVF and AID (artificial insemination by donor) to avoid passing on the disease to their children. SPUC comment: By failing to condemn these anti-life practices at the same time as providing practical information about them, the Association is facilitating those practices.

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