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Mother's concern over new Down's test

Call for greater acceptance of those with condition

Innovation in pre-natal Down's syndrome testing is unwelcome news to one Island family.

The non-invasive detection method is likely to be rolled out here in 2018 - it's expected to reduce the rate of miscarriages, but could increase demand for abortions.

Also secretary of the Isle of Man Down's Syndrome Association, mother Fran Tinkler argues that it's part of a far more 'worrying' widespread problem.

She says it indicates a serious lack of educated understanding - and is another backward step in driving 'low expectations' of those with the condition in the Isle of Man.

Mrs Tinkler says why more should be done to integrate people with Down's into society instead:

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