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05 Nov Press Release: Govt proposal to introduce abortion for Down’s syndrome to NI, likely up to birth, condemned by disability advocacy group

Disability advocacy group Don’t Screen Us Out are calling on the Government to urgently clarify that abortion for Down’s syndrome will not be introduced to Northern Ireland. The Government have released a consultation on proposed abortion regulations for Northern Ireland. The consultation document outlines that abortion...

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18 Oct Press release: Sinn Féin and DUP – Don’t bring disability-selective abortion to Northern Ireland say 500 people with Down’s syndrome and their families

Press release for immediate release Sinn Féin and DUP: Don’t bring disability-selective abortion to Northern Ireland say 500 people with Down’s syndrome and their families People with Down’s syndrome and their families have signed an open letter to Sinn Féin and DUP leaders demanding that they take...

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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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