British doctors protest prenatal test to detect Down’s Syndrome
November 02, 2016
More than 300 British doctors have joined in protest against plans by the National Health Service (NHS) to introduce a new prenatal test to detect Down’s Syndrome.
The protesting doctors argue that the test would be lead to the abortion of Down’s Syndrome children, and said that the NHS has moved toward encouraging abortion in those cases. “We utterly reject the implicit premise that the value of a human being is based on their economic contribution to society,” the signatories said in a letter to the Royal College of Gynecology.