“…the fact remains that in the United States, when Down’s (syndrome) is diagnosed prenatally, 90% of these pregnancies will end in abortion. A diagnosis becomes a death sentence…”
-Jim Smith, President, ADNet Board of Directors
Had I not taken 5 minutes to read the ADNet newsletter, Connections, I still would not know. I’m very familiar with the pro-life vs. pro-choice positions regarding the morality, or immorality, of abortion. Yet, I’ve never heard that abortion is used as a tool in what I would call passive or functional eugenics to the degree that Mr. Smith’s quoted statistics indicates.
That some women may choose an elective abortion upon learning, pre-natally, that their child has Down’s syndrome does not surprise me. That 90% do, is shocking to me.