British pro-life leaders say autism tests could lead to more abortion
Published: April 26, 2004
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- British pro-life leaders said media reports that autism could be diagnosed in the womb will lead to more abortions. Jack Scarisbrick, chairman of the pro-life organization Life, said the reports of the study, conducted by Cambridge University, were a "very dangerous development." "Be under no illusion -- it will lead to more abortion," he said in an April 19 statement. Scarisbrick said he was concerned parents would be under increasing pressure to abort fetuses diagnosed with autism, a developmental disorder that affects the functioning of the brain.
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