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

Lords to debate Bill on ending abortion disability discrimination

Lord Shinkwin’s Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday in the House of Lords The House of Lords is to debate a Bill to end abortion on the grounds of disability in the UK. Lord Shinkwin’s Bill will have its Second Reading in the Lords tomorrow, which means members of the House will have opportunity… Continue reading Lords to debate Bill on ending abortion disability discrimination