Human Exceptionalism

Sex Selection Abortion Home Gender Test?

So there I am, standing in line at my local pharmacy to fill a prescription and get a flu shot. I look to my right, and what do I see? The IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test.

Considering that sex selection abortion is becoming more of a problem in the West, I pick up the package and read. From the promotional material:

A fun pre-birth experience for moms who can’t wait to know! You may use our gender prediction test weeks before your sonogram. A simple baby gender prediction test you can take at home

gender prediction test clock

As early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy (8 weeks post- conception)! Most women find out the sex of their baby at their 20-week sonogram as long as Baby chooses to cooperate. IntelliGender bridges the curiosity gap between conception and sonogram…

“Fun?” “Curiosity gap?” Or something more utilitarian and eugenic?

Abortions are far easier at 10 weeks than 20, and “informed” by an early home test, the abortionist need never be told that the reason for the termination is that the fetus is a girl (usually).

The company would rightly say that it is not responsible for what women do with the results, and they do put in a caveat that the test could be wrong. And then, there is this little missive:

IntelliGender does not recommend test users to make any financial, emotional or family planning decisions based on the test results. This includes painting a nursery!

Ah, don’t paint the nursery!

Whew. Ok. That eases my mind. 

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