A. Dr. Williams is correct. A mandate to either keep a child or to abort it after a diagnosis would be an entirely different discussion, but this is merely a blood test, and it is optional. We are simply providing the expecting parents with more information about their unborn child. As Down syndrome significant impairment and increased health risks, we are acting ethically as health care providers in making can cause the test available to all. B. This issue is deeper than it might at first appear to be. Down syndrome can cause health issues, but the disorder itself is not unhealthy. It is just a condition that comes with a greater risk for some health problems. Since eugenics, in any form, is often rightly associated with Nazi Germany. let’s look at it in that light. What if a similar test were available in Germany in the 1940s? The Nazis would have aborted the children, and might have deemed the parents no longer fit to bear children, and sterilized them. And for what? A condition that people can live long, healthy lives with.