British Women Aborting IVF Down Syndrome Babies
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- 2012 Jul 30
More than 120 British babies conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) over a five-year period were aborted because the unborn children were diagnosed with Down syndrome, Baptist Press reports. From 2005 to 2009, government records showed 123 IVF babies were aborted because they apparently had the condition -- meaning women chose to abort their children despite going to great expense and likely waiting several years to conceive. "We have to question the values of a society which focuses so greatly on adult 'wants,'" said Andrea Williams of Christian Concern. "That a woman pursues a baby through fertility treatment and then aborts it because it is not perfect is selfish and harsh." An estimated 90 percent of mothers in the United States and Great Britain who learn their unborn children have Down syndrome abort them.