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Down Syndrome Has Almost Been Eliminated In Iceland

EunoiaJAYCEE

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In countries like the US and UK, people with Down syndrome are gaining more visibility year by year. In Iceland, however, they’ve almost completely disappeared. A recent CBS News probe has revealed why only 2 Icelandic children are born with Down syndrome each year on average, and their findings have sparked a fierce ethics debate online.

Landspítali, or the National University Hospital of Iceland, has been offering prenatal screening tests to pregnant women since the early 2000s, an essential step in detecting development problems in a fetus – including Down syndrome. Unlike the estimated 67% of women in the US who choose to terminate their pregnancies upon diagnosis of the disorder, nearly 100% of Icelandic women do so, making Down syndrome extremely rare in the island nation. “My understanding is that we have basically eradicated, almost, Down syndrome from our society,” geneticist Kari Stefansson told CBS.

Contrary to Internet accusations of forced abortions and ‘social cleansing,’ all of these abortions performed in Iceland were completely of the mother’s own volition. “We try to do as neutral counseling as possible, but some people would say that just offering the test is pointing you towards a certain direction,” said head of Landspítali’s Prenatal Diagnosis Unit Hulda Hjartardottir.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum...yndrome-has-almost-been-eliminated-in-iceland
 

JohnTan

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We should make it compulsory for hospitals to abort foetuses detected with Down Syndrome or physical deformities.
 

yellowarse

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We should make it compulsory for hospitals to abort foetuses detected with Down Syndrome or physical deformities.
Now, now, we wouldn't want to upset the Christian fundies, would we? And surely we don't want to see our obstetricians being gunned down in our car parks, do we?
 

nayr69sg

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Where is tanwahtiu? He was he can cure any disease and illness. But matter of tikam. How can cure Downs also? Tikam rate how much?
 

JohnTan

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Now, now, we wouldn't want to upset the Christian fundies, would we? And surely we don't want to see our obstetricians being gunned down in our car parks, do we?
No need for that if the law insists that Down babies be aborted.

For a moment, I thought Iceland made a huge medical breakthrough. Then the article made it clear that their solution to Down Syndrome was simply the Final Solution.
 
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