kgsnccc Wrote:
May 19, 2012 3:11 PM
The doctor who lost the suit may have been one of the ethical doctors who recognize the real danger of miscarriage from amniocentesis done before viability -- let's call it what it is -- a death risk -- that's a pretty serious side effect for a diagnostic test. Doctors rarely if ever explain that a .5 percent risk of miscarriage from the test means one out of every 200 children tested (healthy or unhealthy) will die from the test alone -- that's true negligence -- reckless endangerment. Imagine if mammography killed one in 200 women tested -- they'd have that scandal on the front pages. But since the victims are unborn they're considered expendable and worse still, women are bullied into having the test even when they object on principle