By Michael Cook Abortion was only legalized in Ireland in 2018. One of the consequences is that the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, a leading maternity hospital, reports that 95% of women who believe that their child will have Down syndrome have an abortion. The equivalent figure in 2018 was 50%. Technically, this is illegal under …Continue reading "95% of Irish women who know that their unborn child will have Down syndrome have abortions"
By Sarah Terzo A female college professor decided to have an abortion when her baby tested positive for Down syndrome. “I’m not proud of this, but to be honest, I don’t want to cope with a mentally retarded child. My mother did volunteer work in the schools, with MR kids. She’s deeply against abortion. But she’s …Continue reading "Woman aborts baby with Down syndrome because she wanted a “smart child”"
Written and directed by Ross White, ‘An Irish Goodbye’ has now made it to the shortlist of 15 (from over 200 films) for an Academy Award nomination in the live-action short film category. 5 films will be picked at the end of January from that shortlist to be nominated for the Award. Read the whole …Continue reading "“Don’t let people say you can’t” "
By Right to Life UK An Irish man with Down’s syndrome has delivered a letter to the Master of Rotunda Hospital saying that abortion on the grounds of Down’s syndrome was “very wrong” and “unfair”. The letter was delivered in the aftermath of an Irish Times interview with Professor Fergal Malone at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. …Continue reading "Irish man with Down’s syndrome delivers letter to doctor saying that abortion on the grounds of Down’s syndrome was “very wrong” and “unfair”"
By Right to Life UK Former UK Defence Secretary, Liam Fox MP, has said that the abortion laws in the UK are “far too liberal” and that abortion up to birth for babies with Down’s syndrome is “absolutely horrendous”. In response to a question in an interview with GB News about whether he still held to his previously …Continue reading "“Absolutely horrendous” – Liam Fox MP speaks out against abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome"
By Michael Cook The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge brought by a woman with Down syndrome against a provision of the Abortion Act which allows unborn children with a disability to be aborted up until birth. Heidi Crowter, a 27-year-old woman who has Down syndrome, joined with Maire Lee-Wilson, whose son …Continue reading "‘I felt like a knife had been put into my heart’: Down syndrome woman"
By Michael Cook The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge brought by a woman with Down syndrome against a provision of the Abortion Act which allows unborn children with a disability to be aborted. Heidi Crowter, a 27-year-old woman who has Down syndrome, joined with Maire Lee-Wilson, whose son Aidan has Down …Continue reading "‘I felt like a knife had been put into my heart’: Down syndrome woman "
By Right to Life UK A challenge to the discriminatory abortion law in the UK that permits abortion up to birth in cases where the baby is thought to have a disability has been rejected by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal released its judgment that the UK abortion law was not discriminatory …Continue reading "Woman with Down’s syndrome vows to fight on against UK’s discriminatory abortion laws"
By Bridget Sielicki An 18-year-old young woman from Windsor, England, is on a mission to change the country’s discriminatory abortion laws. Millie Anna Prelogar, who has Down syndrome, says she was “shocked” and “offended” when she learned that it was legal to abort children until birth in her country due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Prelogar …Continue reading "Teen fights to change UK’s discriminatory Down syndrome abortion law"
Dubbed ‘Chloe’s Law,’ new legislation mandates that pregnant women be provided with positive information about Down syndrome. By Lisa Bast Kurt Kondrich’s dream was to serve his community as a police officer, delaying marriage while fulfilling his goals. When he married his wife Margie, the couple wasn’t sure they could have children – but at …Continue reading "A Down syndrome diagnosis led to this dad’s life-changing mission of advocacy"
By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. Down Syndrome Awareness Month ended yesterday, but this essay, which ran in 2019, is so excellent that I hope you won’t mind me running it a day late. Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — …Continue reading "A Secret of the Heart"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” All during October we’ll be running many new and previously published stories. This one …Continue reading "“You’re my light in the dark, and it’s a privilege to be your dad. Love always, daddy”"