CBS is reporting that Iceland has almost eliminated Down Syndrome! Guess how? By killing the babies that potentially have it!
CBS News reports: Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 15, 2017
While the tests are optional, the government states that all expectant mothers must be informed about availability of screening tests, which reveal the likelihood of a child being born with Down syndrome. Around 80 to 85 percent of pregnant women choose to take the prenatal screening test, according to Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik.
To listen to them, it sounds like they’ve found a legitimate solution. But wait! What they’ve actually done is just replaced the words abortion or murder with the medically sterile EUGENICS.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) August 15, 2017
What do you call it when you kill people with certain characteristics in trait or disability – it’s on the tip of my tongue….
"Later in the show, we'll look at the looming Nazi menace. But first: Ain't eugenics great?" https://t.co/BOWBZRFYcL
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 15, 2017
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