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Down Syndrome Has Almost Been Eliminated In Iceland
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7-12-2017 1:52 PM
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In countries like the US and UK, people with Down syndrome are gaining more visibility year by year. In Iceland, however, they’ve almost completely disappeared. A recent CBS News probe has revealed why only 2 Icelandic children are born with Down syndrome each year on average, and their findings have sparked a fierce ethics debate online.

Landspítali, or the National University Hospital of Iceland, has been offering prenatal screening tests to pregnant women since the early 2000s, an essential step in detecting development problems in a fetus – including Down syndrome. Unlike the estimated 67% of women in the US who choose to terminate their pregnancies upon diagnosis of the disorder, nearly 100% of Icelandic women do so, making Down syndrome extremely rare in the island nation. “My understanding is that we have basically eradicated, almost, Down syndrome from our society,” geneticist Kari Stefansson told CBS.

Contrary to Internet accusations of forced abortions and ‘social cleansing,’ all of these abortions performed in Iceland were completely of the mother’s own volition. “We try to do as neutral counseling as possible, but some people would say that just offering the test is pointing you towards a certain direction,” said head of Landspítali’s Prenatal Diagnosis Unit Hulda Hjartardottir.

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7-12-2017 2:10 PM
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Same as Germany did the right thing, they going for Long not shorting the society..
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7-12-2017 2:50 PM
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Down Syndrome is not yet eradicated in Singapore.

In fact, it is flourishing in SGtalk forum. Too many of them here.

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7-12-2017 2:54 PM
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that screening is one of the most concerning period,

mainly these days people are marrying late and in some cases having children at a older age , which leaves high chance of children with down syndrome
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7-12-2017 2:57 PM
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7-12-2017 2:50 PMluvPAP wrote  Down Syndrome is not yet eradicated in Singapore.

In fact, it is flourishing in SGtalk forum. Too many of them here.

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7-12-2017 4:51 PM
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7-12-2017 2:50 PMluvPAP wrote  Down Syndrome is not yet eradicated in Singapore.

In fact, it is flourishing in SGtalk forum. Too many of them here.

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FARK lah.................70% of adult Sinkees have Down Syndrome mah............

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7-12-2017 6:35 PM
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7-12-2017 2:50 PMluvPAP wrote  Down Syndrome is not yet eradicated in Singapore.

In fact, it is flourishing in SGtalk forum. Too many of them here.

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STUPID Honestboy has more than Down Syndrome. He also has BreakDown Syndrome.
We don't call this clown the forum's village idiot for fun. He totally earned the title!

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7-12-2017 8:13 PM
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Why do you think your government imports thousands of foreigners?
It's not only due to economics but also to stir up the gene pool...

But by looking at the members of this forum, looks like the experiment has failed big time Big smile

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity Big smile
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8-12-2017 12:04 AM
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7-12-2017 2:50 PMluvPAP wrote  Down Syndrome is not yet eradicated in Singapore.

In fact, it is flourishing in SGtalk forum. Too many of them here.

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username
Curiousman
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While many Plundering Atrocity Pirates supporters have HeDeITAS (Head Deep In Their A.s.s. Syndrome) thumbs up
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8-12-2017 12:26 AM
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Mostly 30% are down syndrome ...

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