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19 Sep Press release – Forty-three disability groups call on Amazon to take action over discriminatory t-shirts

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Forty-three disability groups call on Amazon to take action over discriminatory t-shirts Forty-three Down’s syndrome and learning-disability groups, including the Down’s syndrome Association and Mencap, have this weekend published an open letter calling on Amazon to take steps to halt, once and...

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06 Aug Press release – Govt announce roll-out of new Down’s syndrome test that will likely see rise in abortions

Press release for immediate release Govt announce roll-out of new Down’s syndrome test that will likely see rise in abortions The number of babies with Down’s Syndrome aborted is likely to increase following a decision announced by the Government. People with Down’s syndrome, their families and campaign groups...

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28 Feb Press release – 2000 people with Down’s syndrome and families call on Govt not to introduce abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome to NI, as case is taken against Govt for similar law in England and Wales

2000 people with Down’s syndrome and their families have signed a letter to Boris Johnson urging him to clarify that disability-selective abortion for Down’s syndrome will not be introduced to Northern Ireland. Don’t Screen Us Out have also now written to the Prime Minister seeking an...

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23 Feb Press release – Woman with Down’s syndrome launches landmark case against UK Govt over discriminatory abortion law

Heidi Crowter, a 24-year-old woman from Coventry who has Down’s syndrome, has joined forces with Cheryl Bilsborrow from Preston, whose two year-old son Hector has Down’s syndrome, and have launched a landmark case against the UK Government over the current discriminatory abortion law which allows...

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16 Feb Press release – NZ abortion committee ignores Down syndrome community concerns about lifting time limit on abortions for babies with disabilities from 20-weeks up to birth, and breaking Jacinda Ardern’s promise to the disability community

CONCERNED? PLEASE SIGN THE OPEN LETTER TO NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER JACINDA ARDERN HERE PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NZ abortion committee ignores Down syndrome community concerns about lifting time limit on abortions for babies with disabilities from 20-weeks up to birth, and breaking Jacinda Ardern’s promise...

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06 Feb Press release – Down’s syndrome community oppose RCOG calls for framework that will introduce Down’s syndrome abortion to Northern Ireland

Press release for immediate release  Down’s syndrome community oppose RCOG calls for framework that will introduce Down’s syndrome abortion to Northern Ireland  Down’s syndrome advocates have spoken out against the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) calls for the Government to introduce abortion on request to...

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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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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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