Individuals with Down syndrome and their families have held a rally outside Parliament today to protest against a discriminatory new pre-natal screening proposal. The new screening technique, which has yet to be introduced, is expected to lead to a marked increase in the number of children with Down syndrome aborted because of their condition. The …Continue reading "Parliamentary rally held against new Down syndrome test"
By Xavier Symons An investigation into terminations of Down’s Syndrome foetuses in the UK has revealed that half of these abortions go unrecorded. The probe was conducted by the independent National Down’s Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDCR), an organisation that is notified of any Down’s Syndrome diagnoses and can track the progress of pregnancies. They …Continue reading "Investigation finds half of Down syndrome abortions missing from register"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Some of the most common congenital abnormalities accounting for abortions in England and Wales are ‘trisomies’, in which there are three copies …Continue reading "The Department of Health is grossly under-reporting the true number of abortions for Down’s syndrome"