Wales introduces controversial Down’s syndrome test
The Christian Institute
Wales has become the first part of the UK to introduce a new technique for screening unborn babies for Down’s syndrome on the NHS.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), a type of blood test, is claimed to be 99 per cent accurate in diagnosing the condition.
Critics have repeatedly argued that it is likely to lead to more abortions, and even to Down’s children being eradicated altogether.
Campaign group Don’t Screen Us Out warned that this move “will have a profoundly negative impact on the community of people with Down’s syndrome” in Wales.
Kate Harris, whose twelve-year-son has Down’s syndrome, said that women are currently advised to seek advice from doctors who favour abortion for those with the condition.
She went on to discuss the importance of parents getting an informed opinion from those who have a child with Down’s syndrome.
Last month, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething told the BBC: “I’m pleased Wales is leading the way by offering NIPT”.
But Ciarán Kelly, Deputy Director at The Christian Institute, said the test “has its roots in the idea that some people’s lives have no value”.
“All human beings are made in the image of God and have a special, intrinsic, value regardless of how young, or how old, able bodied or disabled that life might be”.
NIPT will be made available on the NHS in England later this year.
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