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16 Jan Screened Out of Existence: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Selective Screening Policies

To view the full article in the International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation click here. Janet E. Lord Abstract The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities introduces a disability narrative into the human rights framework and, in so doing, confronts various tensions within...

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15 Jan PRESS RELEASE: Down Syndrome advocates launch ‘Don’t Screen Us Out’ campaign urging government to halt new screening proposal

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCATES LAUNCH 'DON’T SCREEN US OUT' CAMPAIGN URGING GOVERNMENT TO HALT NEW SCREENING PROPOSAL The number of babies with Down Syndrome aborted is set to to increase following a decision released this morning. UK Down’s syndrome advocates have today launched...

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10 Mar The Guardian: My baby, right or wrong

Rebecca Atkinson has not had her unborn baby tested for Down's syndrome. She knows some people will say that was irresponsible. But how, as a disabled person herself, could she let her child's physical condition decide whether or not it was born? You're pregnant. Hurrah! Stand...

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