Amnesty International are campaigning to change abortion law in Northern Ireland from Westminster. This change would introduce abortion for babies with Down’s syndrome.
In England and Wales 90% of babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome are aborted. Northern Ireland currently has a very different approach to how it treats people with Down’s syndrome. Disability-selective abortion for Down’s syndrome is illegal and there is a culture of accepting and supporting people with disabilities rather than eliminating them.
This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland showing that there were 52 children with Down’s syndrome born, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales.
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