Down Syndrome People Face ‘Extinction’ Through Selective Abortions

Jan 21, 2016 | Media

A simple new blood test that greatly facilitates the detection of Down Syndrome in unborn children may spell the “extinction” of Down Syndrome people, an article in the Telegraph suggests, since around 90 per cent of those performing the test end up aborting their babies.

In the article, writer Tim Stanley notes that the selective abortion of Down babies jumped by 34 per cent between 2011 and 2014, due to “increased access to blood tests via private clinics,” and the simplification of the detection procedure will only increase the phenomenon.

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