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Louisiana to prohibit termination option in prenatal resources

In a first for any US State, Louisiana is poised to pass a new law that prohibits the presentation of pregnancy termination as an option in written information provided to parents when receiving a prenatal diagnosis. Currently in the US, there is a national model that will lead States
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“Mongols” is so yesterday: An open letter to Nick Martin

  From our UK (Wales) representative, Diane Blackmore A Tory town mayor has been ordered to apologise after he called disabled people “mongols” during a Swindon Borough Council meeting. Nick Martin, Mayor of Swindon questioned whether disabled people should be allowed
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Matt McCarten thinks our children are unworthy of life

Labour Leader David Cunliffe announced yesterday that former Alliance Party President Matt McCarten would be his new Chief of Staff. The Labour Party has a number of noble principles, including the entitlement of dignity for all people, and the protection of basic human rights regardl
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Prenatal discrimination – A theological perspective

 Rita Joseph with Mike and Rebecca Sullivan Rita Joseph gave the following presentation to the “Rise up together in the service of life conference”, in Auckland, New Zealand in September 2013.  It explores the issue of prenatal discrimination from the human rights and theo
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Statement on Michael Laws’ Comments to Eradicate Down Syndrome

      Saving Downs and the International Down Syndrome Coalition condemn the promotion of eugenics by Whanganui District Health Board member Michael Laws. Laws made a public statement on his Facebook page on the 8th December stating that eradicating Down syndrome would
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Down syndrome advocates urge U.S. Supreme Court to address prenatal discrimination

       PRESS RELEASE: 8 November 2013  Saving Downs is one of three Down syndrome advocacy groups that have filed a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging them to address inequalities that discriminate against those prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. The b
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“Australia’s Biggest Mum Community” calls our children “Birth Defects”

A few weeks ago “Australia’s Biggest Mum Community” Stay at Home Mum decided to run this on their social media sites:   As you can see, the graphic shows a Mum in an advanced stage of pregnancy with the word “Birth Defects” written across her tummy. The article goes o
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Genetic expert Diana Bianchi misrepresents new eugenic test for Down syndrome

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    This week the Harvard Gazette published an article on the “new test for Down syndrome”. It contained the usual offensive language about our community. It contains the usual misleading information about screening. It introduces a new Trojan horse of a “future treatment” t
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End discrimination against unborn disabled children says UK inquiry

The report from the Commissioners of the UK Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability has been released today. It is a momentous and historic moment in our journey to social justice for our community. In the accompanying press release, the Commission of Inquiry
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Bioethicists ask: How we can best promote infanticide?

The fallout from the Otago University Bioethics paper on screening for Down syndrome continues in a new paper “Bioethics and the New Media” by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, the same authors of a paper last year supporting infanticide for Down syndrome. This time Giubilini a
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