Today, this article was brought to my attention. I am appalled. Never before have I read something so blatantly discriminatory or unapologetic of their position towards individuals with Down Syndrome.
“He said the cheaper and quicker method of blood sampling rather than collecting fluid from the womb will encourage more couples to take the test and therefore slowly eradicate the disease.”
a.) DS is not a disease….it’s not contagious, it is not debilitating in and of itself.
b.) Why is there a “need” to “eradicate” it.
I wish I had the eloquence and influence to tell these people where to take their little test. It’s complete crap! At the end of the article they give the statistics of the the trials saying,
“In the trial, Patsalis’ team correctly diagnosed 14 cases where there were extra copies of chromosome 21, and 26 normal cases.”
14 out of WHAT? The paragraph before they mention a larger scale study using 1000 women. So is it 14 out of 1000?!
Who gets off writing stuff like this?
So apparently I am not so speechless after all…even after censorship.