90% of people in the UK who are told their child will be born with Down’s syndrome choose to have an abortion. There are concerns that a new, highly accurate test to identify babies with the condition, will lead to even more terminations. BBC2 will screen a documentary tonight entitled ‘A World Without Down’s Syndrome?‘ about the ethics of pregnancy screening.
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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a bit of a podcast addict and I discovered a new one today called ‘Ouch’. It’s a BBC podcast that is broadcast weekly on a Friday.
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I’m a bit obsessed with podcasts at the moment and one that I subscribe to is ‘Shared Experience’ from BBC Radio 4. Series 5 has just begun and the latest episode focuses on three parents discussing how they readjusted to life with a child with learning difficulties.
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Did you catch the first episode of ‘The A Word’ last night? If so, what did you think? If I’m honest I was a little disappointed with it, but going to give it time to develop and will definitely tune in next week to see how the story unfolds.
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