Down syndrome

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Why Cathy McMorris Rodgers is giving the State of the Union response

Why the GOP chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give the State of the Union response.

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Governor Palin issued the following statement on her Facebook page yesterday. I quote it in its entirety so you can judge for yourself. Statement on the Current Health Care Debate As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!

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There's a front-pager in today's WaPo about a new generation of prenatal screening for Down syndrome that promises to make existing methods obsolete. Currently, initial Down's tests consist of blood work combined with ultrasounds. If the results suggest an irregularity, women can opt for an amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). But amnios, the most common and definitive test, increase the risk of miscarriage and are not performed until the second trimester, when, as the Post notes, abortions are both harder to obtain and more traumatic.

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