Maybe CBS News missed it, but this is called EUGENICS …
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 15, 2017
Nearly 100% of women in Iceland whose unborn baby tests positive for Down syndrome are aborting them. From CBS News:
Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.
While the tests are optional, the government states that all expectant mothers must be informed about availability of screening tests, which reveal the likelihood of a child being born with Down syndrome. Around 80 to 85 percent of pregnant women choose to take the prenatal screening test, according to Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik.
They act like it is the test that’s eliminating Down syndrome …
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) August 15, 2017
Gosh, what’s the word for killing people with a certain trait or disability – it’s on the tip of our tongue:
"Later in the show, we'll look at the looming Nazi menace. But first: Ain't eugenics great?" https://t.co/BOWBZRFYcL
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 15, 2017
OH YEAH, that’s it.
Besides, those tests are never wrong, right?
My nephew was misdiagnosed as down & so heavily deformed that he would not be functional. He celebrated 18 & is perfectly healthy.
— (((M))) (@mojeaux18) August 15, 2017
My mother was told to abort me because of a defect incompatible with life. 31 and a mother of three.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) August 15, 2017
Wait, you mean doctors don’t always know best?
Get outta here.
This tweet is written like it’s normal or routine
WTF is wrong with people?
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 15, 2017
It’s CBS, you have to ask?
OMG they say it like it's some kind of medical advancement. Monsters. ?
— Kat (@kat1567) August 15, 2017
Like it’s just every day where people abort imperfect children … yup.
Anyone believe this will stop at Down Syndrome?
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) August 15, 2017