A chilling news report from CBS found that in Iceland nearly all unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb are aborted.
One tagline for the article said, “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion.”
But despite what many people are saying, Iceland isn’t eradicating Down syndrome. Rather, they’re killing unborn babies who are at risk for Down syndrome.
John Stonestreet with the Colson Center for Christian Worldview writes,
Make no mistake—what we’re witnessing here is the systematic extermination of children who are, by society’s standards, less than perfect.
As Stonestreet points out, research published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics found that 99% of individuals with Down syndrome report being happy and just 4% of parents regretted their decision to keep their child with Down syndrome.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.