The International Criminal Court is set to launch a formal preliminary examination into the New Zealand Government’s antenatal Down syndrome screening programme.
Saving Down’s, the group who filed the complaint, says the Government programme devalues the lives of their children and that’s a form of persecution.
Taya, Dylan and Molly are friends, all with Down syndrome, born with an extra 21st chromosome.
Dylan’s mother, Janine Bezencon, says bringing up a child with Down syndrome is “an absolute joy”.
“I really mean that with all my heart.”
A group of other parents, known as Saving Down’s, agree and have taken the Government to the International Criminal Court for its antenatal Down syndrome screening programme.