Friday, August 3, 2012
Controversial pre-natal Down's syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland raising fears of a spike in abortions
The test involves screening blood samples from the pregnant woman for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome
from the Daily Mail by Claire Bates:
A new prenatal test for Down's syndrome has been given the green light in Switzerland amid controversy over whether this will lead to more abortions.
Testing will be available there from mid-August following a decision by the national agency for therapeutic products, according to a Swiss newspaper.
The test involves screening pregnant women's blood samples for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome, which is also known as trisomy 21.