The Sun: ‘The public were never asked’: Sally Phillips speaks out against genetic screening tests to detect Down’s syndrome

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19 Apr The Sun: ‘The public were never asked’: Sally Phillips speaks out against genetic screening tests to detect Down’s syndrome

AS the mother of a child with Down’s syndrome, Sally Phillips has spoken out about the need for attitudes towards the condition to change.

The actress is outraged about a new screening test that is said to detect Down’s Syndrome in 99% of pregnancies and is concerned about the effect this could have in society.

She says that people talk about having a baby with Down’s syndrome as “a disaster”, but that for her it was the best thing that ever happened.

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