Doctors’ anger over medical body’s call to ‘abort Down’s babies’ because it costs too much to care for them

30 Oct Doctors’ anger over medical body’s call to ‘abort Down’s babies’ because it costs too much to care for them

  • More than 100 doctors, nurses and other medics have signed letter 
  • It attacks the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Bridget Jones actress Sally Phillips also branded suggestion as ‘dark’

Doctors have accused a medical body of suggesting that unborn babies with Down’s syndrome should be aborted because it will cost too much to care for them.

More than 100 doctors, nurses and other medics have signed a letter attacking the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for saying the NHS should calculate the ‘cost effectiveness’ of supporting those with the condition.

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