8 Million Children Are Born With A Serious Birth Defect Each Year Says March of Dimes

The March of Dimes website has released the findings of their international research department's study of world wide birth defects. The official report includes staggering statistics, explaining that, "Every year an estimated 8 million children -- about 6 percent of total births worldwide -- are born with a serious birth defect of genetic or partially genetic origin..." While the official numbers appear to be lower in higher income nations, this percentage is unnerving when considered in the context of our health care system. In our nation of freedom, we should be able to not only prevent these birth defects by way of higher quality … [Read more...]