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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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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Down Syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 in the person’s cells. At least one in 1,000 babies are born with this condition each year across the world.
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