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05 May BBC Today: Sally Phillips whose son has Down’s syndrome on new screening test

Actor Sally Phillips, whose 11-year-old son has Down's syndrome, discusses the ethical stance behind DNA screening for Down's syndrome. The NHS may introduce a new non-invasive test that could reduce the number of miscarriages, but there are moral concerns. Click here to view the full article.   [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A1IjfvkMhM']...

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05 May The Mirror: Bridget Jones star Sally Phillips whose 11-year-old son Ollie has Down’s Syndrome slams new screening tests: “It’s upsetting”

Actress Sally Phillips has argued that there is a case for banning screening tests to detect Down’s Syndrome in unborn babies. The Bridget Jones’ star, whose 11-year-old son Ollie has Down’s Syndrome, argued that if we’re trying to become a more “inclusive society” such tests should...

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05 May Worse than eugenics

Myths about Down's syndrome lead to thousands of abortions every year. A new proposal will make it even harder for parents to resist social pressure If it were made possible, do you think Down’s syndrome should disappear from society?” Put in this stark form, the question...

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