Daily Mail: ‘No test can tell you just how much joy your child will give’: Families tell of fears more accurate Down’s test could spark rise in abortions for Down’s syndrome

11 Aug Daily Mail: ‘No test can tell you just how much joy your child will give’: Families tell of fears more accurate Down’s test could spark rise in abortions for Down’s syndrome

  • Scores of parents of Down’s children have demanded halt to programme
  • They argued Down’s was not a disease that needed to be eradicated
  • Supporters of test say it will give women choice and avoid miscarriages

Families fear a new test for Down’s syndrome will spark an increase in abortions.

Set to become available on the NHS, the technique is 99 per cent accurate at telling pregnant woman how likely their baby is to have the condition.

But scores of parents of Down’s children have demanded a halt to the programme.

Branding the test a form of eugenics, they said Down’s was not a disease that needed to be eradicated.

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