American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU fights civil liberties violations whenever and wherever they occur. The site has a number of sections with background documents on each issue, legislation updates, ways to take action, and chat forums.
This NIH fact sheet provides information on the amniocentesis procedure, why it is done, and what the results show.
March of Dimes: Amniocentesis
An article that demystifies the amniocentesis procedure, explaining who it is offered to, how it works, whether it is safe, and whether doctors can treat birth defects detected during the procedure.
Turner Syndrome Society
TSS provides assistance, support, and education to girls and women with Turner's syndrome, their families, physicians, and the interested public.
In this introduction, Nancy Arnott provides useful information for those who might be seeking genetic counseling.
Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning
An online book, published by the National Academy Press, that presents the findings of a bipartisan panel that looked into the science and ethics of animal and human reproductive and therapeutic cloning.
Gosden, R. Designing Babies: The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology. Cranbury, New Jersey: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1999.
In clear, non-technical language, Gosden explains the emerging science of reprogenetics and addresses the many social and ethical dilemmas involved. Godsen also offers a startling look into a foreseeable future where fertility will be a matter of choice, genes will be screened and genetic defects repaired prenatally, and much more.
Parens, E. and A. Asch (editors). Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000.
In this book's essays, people on both sides of the issue engage in an honest and occasionally painful debate about prenatal testing and selective abortion.
Silver, L. M. Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family. New York: Avon Books, 1997.
This book provides a lucid exploration of issues related to genetics and reproduction.
NOVA: 18 Ways to Make a Baby
This video investigates the science of assisted conception and what lies ahead. Visit the Web site for more information.
See the General Resource page, or the resources relevant to the other two programs:
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