the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) has welcomed the fundamental debate about the blood tests for Pregnant women like a Down-syndrome child.

“The question of what decision comes out of such a result, we can influence as a company,” he said on Monday on the “picture”Talk. “I hope that we say: It is completely ok, as you decide, we will help in every decision.”

The Minister was open, the health insurance Fund, such a principle allowed for Tests and referred to higher risk and also the possible fruit water studies. To minimize “risk, we can say, then, need to pay funds it.” This decisions but it is not the policy, but the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) of Doctors, health insurance companies and clinics.

ethical issues in connection with such a test is scheduled this Thursday for an open debate in the Bundestag. Also, the CDU-the Bureau wanted to discuss it on Monday.

dpa