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Friday, September 12, 2008

The horror! The horror!

A Canadian doctor is "worried" that the publicity surrounding Sarah Palin and her decision to keep her child with Down syndrome will result in -- gasp! -- fewer abortions:

Dr. Andre Lalonde, executive vice president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Ottawa, worries that Palin's now renowned decision may cause abortions in Canada to decline as other women there and elsewhere opt to follow suit.

He says not every woman is prepared to deal with the consequences of Down babies, who have developmental delays, some physical difficulties and often a shortened lifespan.

Wider use of blood screening and amniocentesis during pregnancies can now accurately predict the presence of Down syndrome.

Lalonde says his primary concern is that women have the....

...choice of abortion and that greater public awareness of women making choices like Palin to complete a pregnancy and give birth to their genetically-abnormal baby could be detrimental and confusing to the women and their families.


Blogger stewdog said...

Hugh reports that the post has mysteriously disappeared from the LA Crimes.

September 13, 2008 10:23 AM  

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