Is There a 'Wrong' Reason to Have an Abortion?

In the agonizing months leading up to this year's election, there was a lot of talk about under what circumstances, exactly, a woman should be able to have an abortion. Surveys of American political opinion consistently paint a picture of a population that is much more comfortable with the idea of abortion if women… » 11/30/12 3:00pm 11/30/12 3:00pm

Prenatal Genetic Testing: Another Arena in Which Men are Now Unnecessary

In the past, parents-to-be concerned with the genetic state of their gestating offspring had to test both the mother's and father's blood in order to determine what traits the child would likely inherit. But this method of genetic testing often leads to some socially awkward situations, as it's estimated that the… » 7/06/12 6:30pm 7/06/12 6:30pm

Dubai Doctor Recommends Premarital Genetic Testing

In celebration (?) of International Rare Diseases Day, a doctor in the UAE has recommended that couples get tested for genetic disorders before marriage in order to prevent producing babies that have rare and expensive conditions. While from a logical standpoint this makes sense, as some would argue that it's… » 2/27/11 12:03pm 2/27/11 12:03pm