Controversial Down Syndrome Test Introduced in Wales

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(The Christian Institute) Wales has become the first part of the UK to introduce a new technique for screening unborn babies for Down syndrome on the NHS.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), a type of blood test, is claimed to be 99 percent accurate in diagnosing the condition.

Critics have repeatedly argued that it is likely to lead to more abortions, and even to Down’s children being eradicated altogether.

Campaign group Don’t Screen Us Out warned that this move “will have a profoundly negative impact on the community of people with Down syndrome” in Wales.

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  • Susan Perelka

    Down Syndrome people are some of the most loving individuals. They are absolutely beautiful, how can you desire to get rid of them. Abba Father, Help these beautiful souls. In Jesus Name. AMEN

    • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

      Amen.

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    There was a TV show from 1989-1993, it had a character with Downs syndrome named Corky played by Chris Burke who has D S in real life. In the show he meats a woman with D S.

    In another country there is Down Syndrome woman who owns her own cookie shop. She is one of the few in her Country who was not Aborted.

    Down Syndrome is not a crime. In America they 80% are killed in Abortion. This is wrong. They are just as Human as we are. I pray for people to understand the humanity of these people and stop killing them. There are people willing to Adopt these babies. I pray more will choose life for these babies.