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Discrimination in the womb: Neither Heidi Crowter nor her husband feel Down’s Syndrome means their lives are not worth living

When I heard that the law allows termination of pregnancy up to birth for disabled foetuses, I felt as if someone had stuck a steak knife in my heart.  

I have Down Syndrome (DS), a condition caused by one extra chromosome. It means I have a learning disability. This is grounds for abortion up to birth according to the 1967 Abortion Act, Ground E (“that there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped”).

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