Daily Mail: Down’s blood test approved despite doctors’ backlash: Campaigners fear it could lead to more terminations

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31 Oct Daily Mail: Down’s blood test approved despite doctors’ backlash: Campaigners fear it could lead to more terminations

  • Ministers have now given the go-ahead for a new Down’s syndrome test
  • They claim it will help women ‘make informed’ decisions about pregnancy
  • But campaigners fear the new test could lead to more terminations 

Ministers have given the go-ahead for a new Down’s syndrome test despite ethical concerns from almost 300 medics.

The Government said yesterday that the non-invasive test is safer than those currently available and will help women ‘make informed choices about their pregnancies’.

But campaigners fear it could lead to more terminations – causing a generation with Down’s syndrome to be ‘wiped out’.

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