You're pregnant with a planned and wanted child. On your physicians advice you have the new test by Sequenom. It's a simple blood draw from the baby that tests for Down's Syndrome with 99% accuracy. Your baby, at 10 weeks old, tests positive for the the chromosomal abnormality.
If you're in Mississippi, it could be you'd have no choice on what to do. Aborting the fetus would be murder. But in the other 49 states and PR you're still well within the time frame, and your rights, to have a standard abortion. Some doc can just suck that defective blob of cells right out of your uterus.
Would you abort if you knew your kid would, basically, be retarded?
Do you think the world would be a better place without people with Down's Syndrome?
I'm guessing as we get smarter there will be more an more opportunity to detect birth defects, with high accuracy, very early on in a pregnancy, not just downs but others as well. Should we be factoring this into any debate about abortion, the right-to-life, or the person-status of a newly joined egg/sperm unit?