Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Official report says screening and aborting Down Syndrome babies is an effective cost saving tool

"The estimated cost of avoiding the birth of a baby with Down syndrome (about 38,000 pounds) is substantially less than the lifetime costs of care. While some may feel that the cost of about 40,000 pounds sterling to prevent the birth of a baby with Down syndrome to a woman under 30 may be expensive, it is low compared with the costs of caring for someone with Down syndrome."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Accuracy In Media Article

"Fortunately, there are parents like Kurt Kondrich of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who keep this issue alive. You may remember that Kurt and his wife Margie and their Down syndrome daughter, Chloe, met with Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign. The meeting received national attention."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Prenatal disability profiling

I was asked by the editor of "Renew America" to be a reguar columnist, and here is my latest article:

When a child is prenatally profiled and identified as having Down syndrome, the penalty in 90% percent-plus of the cases is termination.