It’s ironic that in October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we read that all pregnant women in Australia could have access to a Medicare-funded blood test to detect the syndrome, sparking fears terminations may reach 100 per cent.
To hell with awareness; let’s discourage difference. Let’s decide which children get to live or die, based on societal standards of perfection.
Why stop with chromosomal abnormalities? Why not question the value of babies with anatomical “defects” including club foot, congenital heart problems, cleft palates, and spina bifida?
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