- 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’.