It’s worth noting, however, that some states allow for exemptions from testing based on religious convictions or other established reasons.

 In the United States, most state health departments require screening for genetic disorders in newborns. Some states go so far as to require pre-marriage genetic testing, where they examine the potential parents for risk of genetic disorders in their offspring. It’s worth noting, however, that some states allow for exemptions from testing based on religious convictions or other established reasons.

In your initial post, state whether or not you believe it’s appropriate for states to require pre-marriage genetic testing. Explain your reasoning and support your position with credible resources.