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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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23 Aug PRESS RELEASE: Down’s syndrome advocacy group fear introduction of abortion up to birth for disabilities on Isle of Man could lead to more children with Down’s syndrome being screened out by termination

Down’s syndrome advocacy group Don’t Screen Us Out are concerned that a proposed abortion Bill on the Isle of Man would worsen eugenic screening against children with Down’s syndrome and other foetal impairments. Whilst the current IoM abortion law already allows for abortion up to 24 weeks...

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13 Jun New abortion statistics release shows abortions for Down’s syndrome up – set to get worse as Government rolls out new screening programme on NHS

People with Down’s syndrome, their families and advocacy groups are concerned that the 2016 abortion statistics released today show an increase in the number of abortions for Down’s syndrome. The statistics show an increase from 689 abortions for Down’s Syndrome in 2015 to 706 in 2016....

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Girl with Down's syndrome

23 Nov PRESS RELEASE: Isle of Man government should revoke decision to roll-out new Down’s syndrome prenatal test without consultation and ethical review

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Isle of Man government should revoke decision to roll-out new Down's syndrome prenatal test without consultation and ethical review Down’s syndrome advocacy group Don’t Screen Us Out are calling on the Isle of Man government to revoke a decision to roll-out...

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29 Oct PRESS RELEASE: People with Down’s syndrome and their families very disappointed at Government decision to roll-out new pre-natal test without consultation and ethical review

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE People with Down’s syndrome and their families very disappointed at Government decision to roll-out new pre-natal test without consultation and ethical review People with Down’s syndrome, their families and campaign groups are very disappointed that a new prenatal test that is...

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