After A Down Syndrome Diagnosis, What Comes Next For Expecting Parents?

Mar 22, 2018

This hour, we discuss the debate concerning a woman’s right to abort her fetus following a Down syndrome diagnosis.

We also look at how advances in medical technology have changed the way health professionals screen for the a genetic disorder during pregnancy.

How far has prenatal testing progressed? And where is it headed? We find out.


  • Jennifer Haberkorn - Senior Health Care Reporter for POLITICO
  • Alicia Craffey - Prenatal Genetic Counselor at UConn Health
  • Dr. Inmaculada de Melo-Martín - Professor of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Tom Fiorentino - President of The ARC of Connecticut Board of Directors and father of a 27-year-old with Down syndrome

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.