The executive director of a pro-life OB/GYN organization warns that America is headed down the same road of other countries that are already killing practically all unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome.
First, Iceland reported it had nearly solved its problem with Down syndrome – not by finding a cure, but by eliminating Down children through abortion. Now, Denmark is right behind Iceland with statistics show only two percent of preborn babies diagnosed with the medical problem being born and 98 percent aborted.
Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists explains that Down syndrome children have an extra chromosome – but notes that no one is perfect.
"If you look at human beings, all of us have different kinds of strengths, and we have different kinds of weaknesses," she says. "So to say that a whole people group that has an extra chromosome should be eliminated from the human race is ... a low point of humanity as a civilization."
It's also eugenics, which – according to definition – is essentially trying to create a perfect race by eliminating the imperfect. Harrison says it's happening in the U.S., too. For example, she points out that insurance companies reduce costs and improve profits by refusing life-extending treatment for the terminally ill while at the same time paying for assisted-suicide drugs.
"When did a small group of people who run the insurance companies, or who run more elite organizations, decide that some people are not worth having around?" Harrison questions. "It's the height of arrogance to say that I belong here and you don't because your genetic code isn't perfect."
The vast majority of American preborn babies diagnosed as Down syndrome are aborted, even though tests used for the diagnosis are less than perfect. The solution, Harrison tells OneNewsNow, is that the culture must change.