Livet med Downs Syndrom

The Atlantic, 2020

Director of Photography: Luise Stauss Photo Editor: Christine Walsh

Karl Emil was diagnosed after he was born. Grete remembers how fragile he felt in her arms and how she worried about his health, but mostly, she remembers, "I thought he was so cute." Two years later, in 2004, Denmark became one of the first countries in the world to offer prenatal Down syndrome screening to every pregnant woman, regardless of age or other risk factors. Nearly all expecting mothers choose to take the test; of those who get a Down syndrome diagnosis, more than 95 percent choose to abort.

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