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Abortion law change will ‘negatively impact’ disabled people, claims Belfast mum

A Belfast mum says changing our abortion laws will have a negative impact on people with Down Syndrome.

The new legislation is due to be brought to Northern Ireland around March.

On 10 July 2019, Westminster Parliament voted in favour of an amendment to the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Bill that would liberalise abortion legalisation in Northern Ireland.

The bill, including this amendment, will take effect after 21 October if the Stormont Executive is not reinstated by then.

Nicola Woods, who’s son Daniel has Down Syndrome, says that change would likely lead to a big increase in abortion for disability in Northern Ireland and would reduce the numbers of the Down Syndrome community.

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