But when asked what this means for society, he cautioned: "It reflects a relatively heavy-handed genetic counseling. And I don't think that heavy-handed genetic counseling is desirable…You're having impact on decisions that are not medical, in a way."
"I don't think there's anything wrong with aspiring to have healthy children, but how far we should go in seeking those goals is a fairly complicated decision," he said.
The article also admits that while people born with Down syndrome are at risk for various other health problems, many people with Down syndrome also live full and healthy lives, and are able to live independently or semi-independently, hold jobs, and have relationships.
"Many people born with Down syndrome can live full, healthy lives, with an average lifespan of around 60 years."
Perhaps the best argument against the eradication of Down syndrome is Augusta, the cute little seven-year-old pink-clad girl peering out from the pages of the CBS article. Her mother, Thordis Ingadottir, took the test when she was pregnant with Augusta, but it failed to detect Down syndrome.
Now, Ingadottir has become an advocate for people with Down syndrome.
"I will hope that she will be fully integrated on her own terms in this society. That's my dream," Ingadottir told CBS. "Isn't that the basic needs of life? What kind of society do you want to live in?"
Godsey told CNA that parents whose children have Down syndrome or other genetic abnormalities need love and support – not abortion.
"(These parents)...deserve love and support that will benefit their growing families, and abortion fails categorically to deliver on its false promises to benefit families, individuals and society as a whole," he said.
Godsey added that almost anyone who knows someone with Down syndrome would be completely against its elimination.
"As anyone who knows a person with Down syndrome can tell you, these beautiful people are an absolute joy to their families and communities. The world grows exponentially poorer as we kill innocent babies for the 'crime' of failing to match up to our self-aggrandizing expectations."
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The joy of life with a family member who has Down syndrome was celebrated CBS in a different article, published to mark World Down Syndrome Day in 2015. It was a column by Marguerite (Maggie) Reardon, a senior writer at CNET, about when she found out her daughter would be born with Down syndrome.
For a long time, she considered abortion, though her husband was against it. What changed her mind was the day she found a community of other people with Down syndrome and parents of children with Down syndrome.
She's still an exhausted, stressed out parent, she wrote, but that's not because her child has Down syndrome. It's because she has two little kids who keep her busy.
"It's true my daughter has some developmental delays. And she receives a bevy of therapies through Early Intervention to help keep her on track," she said.
"But she's also wonderful. She has a twinkle in her eye and an infectious grin that makes even the most miserable looking people on the subway smile when she stares them down. When she puts her head on my shoulder as I rock her to sleep each night, my heart melts no matter what kind of day I've had."
"I do think she is more special than other children, but it's not because she has Down syndrome. It's because I'm a completely biased and doting mother who thinks no one could possibly be as adorable, bright or funny as my own child," she wrote. "And her name is Margot."