Mother of Kiwi man with Down syndrome calls for pre-natal testing to be banned

Stuff co.nz 4 August 2019
Family First Comment: “if his mother had listened to the advice of health professionals when her prenatal test for genetic disorders came back positive 25 years ago, Bill would have been terminated. “I’m so pleased that I managed to get off the conveyer belt. I’m really grateful every day because my son’s just gorgeous.””
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Bill Gavin, 24, lives a simple, yet fulfilling life.

He lives at home with his mother Suzy Dymock, but has previously flatted, and is looking forward to trying it again so he can get a cat called Billy.

He goes to the gym and spends Fridays in the city. He even enjoys a cider every so often too.

But if his mother had listened to the advice of health professionals when her prenatal test for genetic disorders came back positive 25 years ago, Bill would have been terminated.

Dymock is glad she made the decision to carry her pregnancy but wishes she never even had the test.

“They said ‘come on, quickly come in and see the obstetrician for further testing and a termination of the pregnancy, if necessary’ and that was how it was told to me,” Dymock said.

“I’m so pleased that I managed to get off the conveyer belt. I’m really grateful every day because my son’s just gorgeous.”
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/114604025/mother-of-kiwi-man-with-down-syndrome-calls-for-prenatal-testing-to-be-banned

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1 comment for “Mother of Kiwi man with Down syndrome calls for pre-natal testing to be banned

  1. 6 August 2019 at 4:56 pm

    disgusting. These children bring so much love and joy into the world. They can learn , work , dance, sing, write , why has this bill especially singled out these beautiful souls , We are all made by our creator.. Who is to say who shall live, who shall die. Very angry.. We have blood on our hands and we will be judged for that one day.

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