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17 Jul Press Release: Theresa May: Don’t bring disability-selective abortion to Northern Ireland say 100s of people with Down’s syndrome and their families

People with Down’s syndrome and their families have signed an open letter to Theresa May opposing the Government’s plans to draft secondary legislation that would introduce abortion for Down’s syndrome to Northern Ireland. This major law change would introduce abortion for babies with Down’s syndrome...

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16 Jul Press Release: Peer with disability speaks out against Government’s plans to introduce disability-selective abortion to Northern Ireland

The Don’t Screen Us Out campaign, a coalition of Down’s syndrome advocacy groups, have praised a speech made by Lord Shinkwin in the House of Lords last night against the Government’s plans to draft secondary legislation that would introduce abortion for Down’s syndrome to Northern...

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28 May Press Release: Scottish abortion statistics show 48% increase in abortion for Down’s syndrome since 2010 – projections show it is set to worsen

People with Down’s syndrome, their families and advocacy groups are concerned that the Scottish abortion statistics released by NHS Scotland’s ISD today show a 48% increase in abortions for Down’s syndrome since 2010. The statistics show that there were 34 abortions for Down’s syndrome in Scotland...

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30 Jan PRESS RELEASE: DOWN’S SYNDROME ADVOCATES PRAISE INCLUSION OF DISABILITY SUPPORT IN NEW TYNWALD ABORTION BILL, BUT ARE ALARMED AT INTRODUCTION OF ABORTION UP TO BIRTH FOR CONGENITAL CONDITIONS

Down’s syndrome advocacy group Don’t Screen Us Out have given a mixed review of the latest draft of an abortion Bill on the Isle of Man, praising its latest inclusion of information for parents who receive a pregnancy diagnosis of foetal impairment, but equally expressing...

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