Why are we so afraid of Down Syndrome?

A well written article from another mum who seems to have had similar experiences to ourselves across the pond…

Put simply people are afraid of the unknown…..the fact that we test antenatally for Downs at all, surely means its a bad thing to have?….Something that must be screened out at all costs?!  Add to that a negative attitude from medical staff that you may encounter and its no wonder the statistics for abortion of foetuses with Down Syndrome are so high.

If we stopped using eugenics to wipe out this wonderful cross-section of humanity then everyone might have an opportunity to meet/ know/ love/ befriend a person with DS and be the better for it!  The fear factor would no longer apply…..

Read her article here  

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