After reading these articles about eradicating down syndrome all I can say is we need to stop playing at being God and stop manipulating life and the world, for all we know our great inventions are causing children to be born with a variety of symptoms like autism, for example, that is presently on the rise.
Will those children be next? Einstein was borderline autistic as were a number of other geniuses.
For some reason our present day and age wants to clean up everything, make our journey through life squeaky clean and smooth, with no bumps, no aberrations, no challenges. Our goal is sterile perfection, void of emotion.
We pick and choose which life we revere and which is expendable. So cows are treated abusively on corporate farms, shackled in small enclosures their whole lives, and dogs get to lie on warm pillows in front of our warm chimneys at home.
I believe we are put here on earth to overcome handicaps and challenges, and one of them may be to raise a down syndrome child, perhaps to teach you patience. No one really knows why we are born and die, but it is for a much greater reason I think than to simply coast through life comfortably.