Down Syndrome screening documentary – Down But Not Out – 60 Minutes

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Recently New Zealand introduced a new blood test as part of an improved screening programme for Down Syndrome. But a group of parents provocatively calls it eugenics; the practice of selective breeding of the human race.

Because worldwide data shows the better the testing programme, the more Down Syndrome pregnancies are terminated. 60 Minutes reporter Paula Penfold meets those who live with Down Syndrome to see what kind of lives they do lead, and asks the question at the heart of the issue: should they, or shouldn’t they have been born?

For more information on the organisation run by the parents featured in this documentary visit the Saving Downs website here.

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