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Heidi Crowter and others say they will appeal Down’s abortion law discrimination case

Heidi Crowter and others say they will appeal Down’s abortion law discrimination case
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ET staff writer
ET staff writer
15 December, 2022 2 min read

Heidi Crowter, the woman behind a landmark case against the UK’s discriminatory law that allows abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome, has vowed to continue her legal battle.

Back in November the Court of Appeal ruled against her, but now the 27-year-old woman from Coventry, who has Down’s syndrome, has said she will take her case to the UK Supreme Court.

Under the current law in England, Wales, and Scotland, there is a general 24-week time limit for abortion, but if the baby has a disability – including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip, or club foot – abortion is legal right up to birth.

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