Scandal among the Downs Set.. Seems that a company in the US is ready to market a cheap [ well $ 700 per pop ] Mong Spotter Kit for preggers.. Thing is, its non-invasive and can spot problems with the DNA earlier and without the side effect of possibly causing a miscarriage which the current test , amniocentesis , does... Natural outcome is obvious.. women take the test, discover they're carrying a kid with the Syndrome and abort..result no kids born with Downs ever again... progress for science and the ' health ' of society, yes? some pickyness, though, as the test, like amnio, does score some 'false positives',as they call it, so potentially healthy babies may be 'mis-labelled' and ' lost', but the chance of ' negative outcomes, sneaking through is small.. So..soon, no more kids with , at least, this particular chomosome damage. Families with Downs kids [ well, really, the Society/Charity..whole 'sub-culture' that has sprung up over the years] are up in arms over the possibility; saying Downs kids are valuable, contributing members of society, 'we' shouldn't be playing God, spectre of Eugenics..etc etc... big debates now over whether they have a point, or it is self-preservation tactic as this test, when refined, will eliminate the 'condition' [ well, almost as women told they are carrying could still decide for various reasons not to ' terminate their pregnancy '] and, thus the need for such a Support Group/Public Funded Org..etc.etc... Wonder if there would be such an outcry over any other condition/disease being 'caught' and ' treated' early/prevented from surfacing into the gene pool? this the tip of the iceberg for other similar orgs to start squawking?