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Parents of kids with Down’s syndrome are the lucky few

This week a mother successfully sued the NHS in the high court for failing to identify that her baby had Down’s syndrome. Ms Mordel said it would have been better if her baby did not exist than ‘suffer as disabled people suffer’, so had the Down’s syndrome been confirmed, she would have terminated her child.

My eldest son, Olly, has the same genetic make-up as the child at the centre of this case, yet everything about it feels alien to me.

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