The Northern Echo: Campaigner represents North-East at Parliament demo against “discriminatory” screening

Apr 19, 2016 | Media

A MOTHER flew the flag for the North-East at a Westminster demonstration urging the Government to reconsider a screening test which campaigners say discriminates against people with Down syndrome.

Down syndrome charity founder Maggie Hart, of Middleton St George, County Durham, was one of around 100 people at the Don’t Screen Us Out protest from Parliament to the Department of Health.

The mother-of-three delivered a speech at the event on Monday (April 18) where she voiced her own concerns over the non-invasive pre-natal screening programme which is feared to lead to more terminations where unborn babies are given a Down syndrome diagnosis.

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