New NHS prenatal test for Down’s syndrome provokes backlash from doctors

300 doctors have signed a letter objecting to the new test amid fears its introduction is ‘on economic grounds’ Government plans for a new test for Down’s syndrome are facing a backlash from medical professionals worried that the aim is partly to save NHS cash by aborting more babies with the condition. More than 300… Continue reading New NHS prenatal test for Down’s syndrome provokes backlash from doctors

Bill to end disability-selective late abortion passes second reading

A Bill to prevent late term abortions of disabled babies has moved to the next legislative stage A Bill which seeks to stop discrimination against disabled babies in the womb has passed its Second Reading in the House of Lords and will now proceed to the next legislative stage. If successful, Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability… Continue reading Bill to end disability-selective late abortion passes second reading