The Truth About Down Syndrome Abortion
Ironically, in the age of hypersensitivity to discrimination, prejudice, and inequality, popular culture has actively encouraged parents to discriminate against disabled persons in the womb.
The data reveals just how horrifying this discrimination can become. In the United States, 2 in 3 children are aborted upon a Down Syndrome diagnosis.
Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in the early 2000s in Iceland, 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome have been aborted. This is nothing short of socially accepted prenatal genocide.
In fact, studies pursued by the National Down Syndrome Congress have revealed that women were presented a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome in a negative way at a rate of 2.5 to 1. Furthermore, 1 in 4 women reported being pressured to have an abortion by medical professionals, often the same doctors they trust most with the care of their child.
The facts are plain: our society renders Down Syndrome to be something worth exterminating… and they’re starting with exterminating children.
However, when the Parents choose life, the data paints a very different picture.
In 2011, the American Journal of Medical Genetics publushed a survey of more than 3,000 family members and persons with Down syndrome and found that 97 percent of parents were proud of their Down’s children and an overwhelming 79 percent said their outlook on life was more positive because of them.
When parents and medical professionals are exposed to information about life with Down Syndrome, the rate of abortion drops dramatically. This simple fact saves lives.
We at Chloe’s Foundation are excited to highlight stories, educate medical professionals and families, and advocate across the globe to protect these children. Chloe’s story is proof that within the hearts of these children lies great things. Join us in saving them.