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Prenatal diagnosis (PND) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

The New Apostolic Church is an advocate for life. Human life begins with the union of the ovum and sperm cell. The fertilised egg already constitutes life – an individual human being with the right to protection.

Prenatal diagnosis which safeguards and supports the development of the new life is a valuable medical achievement. Methods that compromise or even prevent the uninterrupted development ofthe child should – from the perspective of the Church – be avoided.

The decision for or against prenatal screening is the responsibility of the parents. Accepting the new life, even if the screening tests predict or even prove a child’s future disability is crucial from the perspective of Christian faith.

To deselect life with undesirable physical characteristics and to kill it, is not compatible with Christian ethics.