This article http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/09/us/09down.html which my boss showed me discusses the advances in genetic prenatal testing for Down Syndrome. The tests are becoming safer so more young pregnant women are being tested and then being given the option (or as the article suggests, advised) to abort rather than have a child with a severe developmental disability. Hence, the numbers of people born with Down Syndrome are decreasing. However, this article discusses parents of individuals with Down Syndrome who are actually trying to give information to potential parents discussing the positives of people with Down Syndrome and who are worried about decreased help in the future for people with Down Syndrome since it may not be as much of a problem in the population. Now, the article does down play the religious underpinnings of the pro-Down Syndrome parents and we probably should avoid that here since religious arguments have a bad history on SDN, but I do not think that is the parents only concern. In any case, the greater question is: as science and health care continue to make strides to eliminate health problems (we are interested in the psychological ones), will the health problems be missed? Many studies would obviously no longer be needed. Will people with psychological problems and their care providers actually stand up and argue for their rights to have psychological problems? Strange!