For those people that are in favor of genetic testing, I say the following:
"I wish genetic testing to reveal birth defects would stop - there are many "normal" kids that lose their lives because of false positives, and many BEAUTIFUL children with Down Syndrome are destroyed. I encourage people that if they get tested, and have a positive test come back, PLEASE run, and not walk, to an organization in your area and get all the information you can. Meet with people who have Down Syndrome. It is NOT the death sentence for you that you think it is. These people have wonderful lives because they ARE wonderful! I have a 17 year old son who can run circles around any "normal" teen his age. He gives lots of love, AND he does so many things to help around the house, it could make your head spin! Everybody that works with him, loves him. You would deny your child that just because he would happen to be born with Down Syndrome? What if your parents aborted you because they knew you would have brown eyes and not blue? Your child does not choose to have Down Syndrome, but that does NOT make him any less of a human being. Matter of fact, it makes them a BETTER human being. Ask anybody that has a child with Down Syndrome, I'm positive they will tell you the same thing!"