Our mission statement

We acknowledge that people with Down syndrome have an inalienable right to life from the moment of their conception until natural death, a right to be free from discrimination, and a right to be treated on an equal basis with all.

People with Down syndrome are loved and valued members of their families. They lead full and satisfying lives, make positive and valuable contributions to society and enrich the lives of those around them.

  • We welcome babies, children and adults with Down syndrome.
  • We oppose any form of antenatal screening and diagnostic testing that targets and prevents the birth of unborn children with Down syndrome, or causes harm to any unborn child.
  • We acknowledge that for some, antenatal screening and diagnostic testing may reassure parents or help some parents prepare for the birth of a child with Down syndrome. We believe that any antenatal screening and diagnostic testing must respect the life and integrity of the unborn child, cause no harm, be only directed towards safeguarding or healing the unborn child and be presented in a way that does not discriminate against people with Down syndrome.