Palin Rips Iceland's Down Syndrome Abortion Policy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) criticized a CBS News report revealing Iceland's practice of aborting babies suspected to have Down Syndrome.

Palin, whose son Trig was born with Down Syndrome in 2008, said the practice is abhorrent.

"To try to snuff out a life, in the name of building a perfect race... hearkens back to Nazi Germany," she said.

Helga Sol Olafsdottir of Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik said she "doesn't see abortion as a murder."

"We see it as a thing we ended [to] prevent suffering," Olafsdottir said.

Another hospital worker, Hulda Hjartardottir, said babies with Down Syndrome are still being born, albeit because "we didn't find them when we screened."

Palin said she couldn't watch the entire report without her "heart breaking."

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