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Also. Why people hate atheists, part 734: Richard Dawkins.
Wiki provides some thought provoking info on people's reactions to Down's diagnoses.
About 92% of pregnancies in Europe with a diagnosis of Down syndrome are terminated. In the United States, termination rates are around 67%, but this varies significantly depending upon the population evaluated. When nonpregnant people are asked if they would have a termination if their fetus tested positive, 23–33% said yes, when high-risk pregnant women were asked, 46–86% said yes, and when women who screened positive are asked, 89–97% say yes.
Dawkins' view doesn't seem that far off the norm, so why slag him in particular?