Top Posts of 2016: Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing

Juliet & her winning photograph of her brother in the school's art contest

Juliet & her winning photograph of her brother in the school’s art contest

Here are the top 5 posts (based on views) from 2016: 

Below are the top 5 posts for 2016 along with their introductory paragraphs. Click the “Read more …” link to read the full post. The blog’s average daily views are at their highest ever, with the blog being viewed more than any previous year. Comments from readers like you also reached their highest weekly average and for any previous year.

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… And now, the Top 5:

5. A new web app for Down syndrome prenatal resources

There is a new way to access in more ways than ever the most widely-recognized and acclaimed resource for parents receiving a prenatal test result for Down syndrome. Read more …

4. Eugenics: then and now in the era of prenatal testing for Down syndrome

Is prenatal testing for Down syndrome eugenics? Let’s compare how eugenics programs were justified in the past with how prenatal testing is currently administered. Read more …

3. For medical elites, prenatal testing for Down syndrome is to allow for abortion

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have issued new guidelines on the administration of prenatal screening and diagnostic testing. A critical reading of the guidelines makes clear that the justifications given for prenatal testing are limited in the case of Down syndrome to allowing for aborting the pregnancy and that preserving the availability of abortion as an option is the primary concern in the administration of prenatal testing. Read more …

2. GONE: estimate reduced by 20% of people with Down syndrome in United States

In 2013, researchers estimated that the total number of people living in the United States was 40% less than the historically cited number. Three years later, that estimate has been revised down further by 20%. Read more … 

1. Our Story: IQs, IEPs, & Injustice

Yesterday, I attended a three-hour IEP meeting for my daughter. It demonstrated the systematic injustice that disables those it labels disabled. Read more …

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