English and Welsh women are eight times more likely to abort a baby with Down’s syndrome than Irish women

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 12:59 PM
If you have Down’s syndrome and your mother lives in Ireland then your chances of making it to birth are considerably greater than if you have the misfortune to be conceived in England or Wales. English and Welsh women are 7.6 times more likely than Irish women to have an abortion for a baby with Down’s Syndrome, 6 times more likely to have an abortion for Edward’s syndrome and 4 times more likely to have one for Patau’s syndrome. Furthermore the Irish birth rate for Down’s syndrome babies is about twice that for England and Wales.