Have you heard about the new blood test for pregnant mothers to see if they are carrying a baby with Down syndrome? It analyzes DNA material from the fetus circulating in the mother's blood (and while I've read it is supposed to be 100% accurate, The British Medical Journal reports that it mistakenly found Down syndrome in 2% of pregnancies when the child actually did not have it). The big issue is the impact a test like this would have on termination rates, but there is another impact that all of this has on those of us who have children with Down syndrome. I think you'll pick up on it when you watch this video.
Click here for an interesting video on the subject and how it is affecting New Zealand. It is fifteen minutes long but well worth it if you are interested. I had a little trouble loading the video, but it did end up working (I had to switch to a lower speed). I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.