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February 2022
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‘Shameful day’ as Northern Ireland Assembly fails to protect disabled babies from new liberal abortion law

Christian charities and pro-life campaigners have slammed a decision by members of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLAs) to vote down a law that would have removed disability discrimination from abortion legislation. In December, the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill was defeated by 45 votes to 43 at consideration stage by the MLAs. This…

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June 2021
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Down’s syndrome case to hit High Court

High-profile disability campaigner Heidi Crowter is set to go to court to challenge the law on abortion as it relates to Down’s syndrome. A hearing is due to begin on 6 July examining the law which allows abortion up to birth for babies with Down’s and other disabilities. Crowter, aged 25, and her fellow…

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March 2021
News > Ethics

Down’s abortions set to increase as new NHS tests begin in June

Abortions of babies with a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome in the womb are likely to increase in number after Public Health England (PHE) stated it would introduce its controversial screening test across the NHS from June 2021. Despite strong lobbying and campaigning against the screening test, PHE announced that the non-invasive prenatal testing technique…

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August 2019
News > Ethics > Society

Judges refuse to allow doctors to force an abortion on mentally ill woman

A pregnant woman with a mental age of between 6 and 9 years old has been allowed to keep her baby after the Court of Appeal overturned a Court of Protection decision to abort the child. The unnamed woman’s Catholic mother brought the legal challenge against doctors who attempted to force the termination in…

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Article

December 2000
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

God cares

I faced the paediatrician and gave what I now know was a classic description of a baby with cerebral palsy. Then I added: 'But I don't think there's anything wrong with her. She's very behind in her development, but you'd expect that - she's been seriously ill for 15 months'. Very gently, the doctor…

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November 1998
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Disability awareness for churches

There are an estimated 6.5 million disabled people in Britain, most of whom have acquired some form of impairment as adults and also happen to be elderly. They include people with various forms of arthritis, paralysis following disease or injury, and varying degrees of hearing or visual impairment. If the entire world’s population of…

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