Picture Perfect: The Politics of Prenatal Testing

Kristol, Elizabeth
April 1993
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1993, Issue 32, p17
Deals with issues concerning the promotion of prenatal screening in the U.S. Benefits of prenatal diagnosis; Reasons of the political, legal and medical communities for encouraging large-scale screening for fetal defects; Concerns on the safety of the various prenatal screening tests.


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