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Feb 26 · Last update 2 mo. ago.

Should Down syndrome be eradicated?

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects 1 in 1000 babies born each year, making it the most common chromosome abnormality internationally. In many countries it has become the norm that Down syndrome pregnancies are screened, often leading to termination and a statistical drop in individuals with the disorder. For this reason, countries such as Iceland and Denmark now have virtually no cases of Down syndrome. But while some countries are offering abortion for Down syndrome pregnancies, some states in the US have recently banned abortions for foetuses with Down syndrome, citing the ban as a protection of disability rights. So should Down syndrome be treated in this way? Should screening be allowed, and if so should mothers be free to have an abortion? obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/%28SICI%291097-0223%28199909%2919%3A9%3C808%3A%3AAID-PD637%3E3.0.CO%3B2-B slate.com/human-interest/2018/05/how-down-syndrome-is-redefining-the-abortion-debate.html whatsonweibo.com/china-end-syndrome
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No, Choice – down to the parents

Down syndrome people will still have a happy, fulfilling and healthy life with the disease and contribute as a productive member of society just like anyone else. Children with down syndrome are more predisposed to certain health conditions, but for many parents that is not a good enough reason to terminate the life of their child in the womb. However many parents of down syndrome children would not want their child “cured”, as they see the disorder as an inseparable part of who their child is, for all the health complications many family members of people with down syndrome discribe the extra love caused by the extra chromsome.

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Yes, it is a genetic disease that could easily be rectified

Down syndrome is a condition that very often leads to many other health problems, heart issues, respiratory issues, gastro-intestine problems, hearing and visual disorders, as well as the well known physical and neurological abnormalities and many other complications. An individual with Down syndrome also faces a shorter life, social stigma and extremely low rates of fertility. With this in mind it is understandable that most screened Down syndrome pregnancies lead to termination, and laws should not be able to dictate whether or not a mother seeks termination for Down syndrome, such laws would be a violation of the mother’s rights.

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