My niece has Down syndrome, but she also has a great personality and room full of gymnastics medals. Maybe that’s why I find something sad, and something small, about all the articles today cheerleading new detection technology for Down syndrome. Here’s a typical example:
It is possible to accurately detect if a child will be born with Down Syndrome in the first trimester of pregnancy with non-invasive methods, a survey by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found. This might make terminating such a pregnancy earlier possible, minimizing the risk of medical complications for the woman.
Since prenatal diagnosis overwhelmingly leads parents to abort (at a 90% rate in Germany, for example), better diagnosis will just mean more senseless killing. The pro-abort groups just can’t get beyond the gee-whiz convenience of it all.
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