The Jérôme-Lejeune Foundation challenged two texts adopted in France in 2016, obliging medical biologists to transmit to the Biomedecine Agency the results of tests conducted during pregnancy to detect Down’s Syndrome.
The State Council has rejected the foundation’s appeal.
This medical information includes the nuchal translucency and serum markers from screenings during the first trimester of pregnancy, along with the pregnant woman’s date of birth and the date of the ultrasound.
The new 2016 provisions order this data to be submitted to the Biomedecine Agency, that in turn transmits it to several organisms including the National Medecine Agency, the Association of Certified Biologists, and the Directorate-General for Health.
The Lejeune Foundation is worried about these measures that it sees as a sort of listing: “When the data is combined, the birth date and the address of the laboratory, for example, it is very easy to find the pregnant woman in question,” lament the members of the foundation, recalling that 96% of pregnancies for which the tests indicate a high risk of Down’s Syndrome end in abortion. This is simply a form of eugenics and the murder of innocents.