Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Down's Syndrome

I read this article today, which contains these sentences in the middle of the article:

"Despite the higher number of Down's pregnancies, the number of Down's syndrome babies has fallen by 1%, from 752 to 743.

This is because improved antenatal screening means more Down's pregnancies are being spotted and more abortions are taking place.Without the improved screening, the number of babies born with Down's would have risen by 48%, according to the study."

Chilling.

3 comments:

Sam said...

Chilling is the right word.

Michael Davies said...

Very chilling. There was a huge uproar stateside because one of the vice presidential candidates Sarah Palin had a child with Downes, abortion activists were in uproar.

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