Strong Comments About Down Syndrome’s Disappearance in Iceland

A new report from CBS News explaining how Iceland aborts 100 percent of babies who are diagnosed prenatally with Down Syndrome sparked debate on social media. When CBS News tweeted, “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down Syndrome through abortion,” pro-life actress Patricia Heaton tweeted a correction, “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.”

Many others have since taken to social media and the web to condemn Iceland’s practice, including President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, who said, “Iceland sounds like they are proud of the fact that they’ve killed nearly all unborn babies that had an in-utero diagnosis of Down syndrome. This is not a medical advancement. This is eugenics and barbarianism at best. These individuals have no less worth than anyone else.”

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