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Doctor Barred From Australia, Son Has Down Syndrome

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:02pm

Yes, it is true.  Dr. Bernhard Moeller  has been barred from Australia, due to the fact that his son has Down syndrome.  While many of us gasp at the thought of this, in many ways it is more common than we might imagine.  If we take the time to reflect on the world wide termination rate of children with Down syndrome in utero,  one would conclude that this is the same form of barring that is happening in Australia. Children are barred every day in America and else where, because of their diagnosis.  This happens every time a pregnancy is ended due to the diagnosis.  In Australia, the rate of termination is said to be at 94-98% of all prenatal diagnosis.  Dignity and respect for life, must begin in the womb.

As for the doctor that is banned,  our local  contact is hopeful  that the government will change their postion, since there is so much press about this.  The Down Syndrome Association of Victoria  is appealing this decision.  The IDSC For Life agrees with the DSA of Victoria, and is asking others to petition this ruling.  Again, the IDSC stands by the fact, that respect for life in the womb, directly correlates with respect for life in the room.  The IDSC For Life will stay close to this situation, and update when we have more information.

Yes, it is true.  Dr. Bernhard Moeller  has been barred from Australia, due to the fact that his son has Down syndrome.  While many of us gasp at the thought of this, in many ways it is more common than we might imagine.  If we take the time to reflect on the world wide termination rate of children with Down syndrome in utero,  one would conclude that this is the same form of barring that is happening in Australia. Children are barred every day in America and else where, because of their diagnosis.  This happens every time a pregnancy is ended due to the diagnosis.  In Australia, the rate of termination is said to be at 94-98% of all prenatal diagnosis.  Dignity and respect for life, must begin in the womb.

As for the doctor that is banned,  our local  contact is hopeful  that the government will change their postion, since there is so much press about this.  The Down Syndrome Association of Victoria  is appealing this decision.  The IDSC For Life agrees with the DSA of Victoria, and is asking others to petition this ruling.  Again, the IDSC stands by the fact, that respect for life in the womb, directly correlates with respect for life in the room.  The IDSC For Life will stay close to this situation, and update when we have more information.

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