Press Release: Both Lives Matter comment on NI Assembly’s rejection, of legal protection for mums and babies, from prenatal disability discrimination.

We are saddened that today the NI Assembly voted in support of the introduction of pre-natal disability discrimination to Northern Ireland, but we have not given up hope that in time those lost protections will be restored.

We thank Heidi Crowter for her courage in stepping forward to bring the issue of discrimination in the womb to the fore.

The statistics recorded in England and Wales give evidence to the culture of discrimination against babies diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome* with up to 90 per cent of fetal diagnoses resulting in termination.

Abortions for reasons of disability are a small…

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