abort, retry, fail, ignore?
Remind us again what is Brian B.'s "agenda," since you know him so well?
I remember when Newt Gingrich and the Reaganite hordes tried to eliminate food stamps, and nobody but liberals bothered to crunch the numbers to show how little it was. Funny that his district in Georgia drew 80% of its income from federal defense contracts, many of them in the pipeline at the time. As for this issue, it's odd that conservatives suddenly care so much about health spending when it helps preserve their religious condemnation.
Most cases of Down syndrome are not inherited. The first and second type of Down happens due to random accidents during meiosis or mitosis (in fetal development). But in the third type, there is a possibility of inheritance. It seems that when a parent has a translocated part of chromosome 21 attached in another chromosome, (balanced translocation: a rearrangement of genetic material between chromosome 21 and another chromosome) he may be unaffected, but there is a high risk that his/her children will suffer from Down.