Peter Saunders—Department of Health is under-reporting the number of Downs Syndrom abortions

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Abortion Statistics for England and Wales in 2010 were published in May 2011...tell us (Table 9) that in 2010 there were only 482 abortions for Down's syndrome, 164 for Edwards syndrome and 51 for Patau’s syndrome. Together these made up 30% of the 2,290 abortions carried out for congenital abnormalities (ground E) in that year. But the total with one of these three conditions is only 697.

The disparities are astounding. 740 babies aborted with one of the three trisomy conditions, or 51.5% of the NDSCR’s total of 1,437, were apparently not reported by the Department of Health. For Down's syndrome 460 out of 942, or 49%, were not reported.

If the NDSCR statistics are accurate, and there is no reason to doubt them, then this means that the Department of Health is being notified about less than half of the abortions carried out for trisomy 13, 18 or 21.

Read it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchChildrenHealth & MedicineLife EthicsMarriage & FamilyScience & Technology* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK--Wales* TheologyEthics / Moral Theology

0 Comments
Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
Registered members must log in to comment.




Next entry (above): From the Morning Bible Readings

Previous entry (below): Diogenes Allen RIP

Return to blog homepage

Return to Mobile view (headlines)