If you haven't heard, there is now a blood test that can determine whether a baby in utero has Down syndrome or not, a test which is much safer, gives earlier results, and lacks the dangers of an amnio. Many are hailing this test as a wonderful addition to prenatal testing while others wonder about the ethical implications of having an abortion because you aren't comfortable with the characteristics a test shows your child to have.
Wonder why this is relevant? Try to wrap your mind around the fact that 90% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in utero are aborted. Only one 1 out of 10 survive.
Add to that statistic that the tests are not always correct. In fact our family learned (well after Chase was born) that Chase had been given only a 1 in 1200 chance of having Down syndrome. Just as there are false negatives, there are false positives and many of these babies who are killed were actually perfectly healthy typical children.
But as these articles below show, the real problem is in society's view of Down syndrome and the disabled. That weaknesses are seen as character flaws. That perfection is necessary for someone to be worthwhile of love or even life. Take a moment to read these articles and decide for yourself whether this is a direction in which we want our world to be heading.