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Families demonstrate at Westminster against plans for a new screening technique which could lead to more abortions of the disabled (AP)

Bill introduced by Conservative peer Lord Shinkwin would end the abortion up to birth of disabled babies

Sally Phillips has a son with Down's Syndrome (PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)

A new screening could eliminate children with Down’s syndrome – but few people want to talk about it

Protestors stand outside Parliament to petition Jeremy Hunt (Don't Screen Us Out)

Madeleine Teahan talks to Peter D Williams of Right to Life about a new screening test that would pave the way for more abortions

Families demonstrate at Westminster against plans for a new screening technique which could lead to more abortions of the disabled (AP)

Worse than eugenics

Myths about Down’s syndrome lead to thousands of abortions every year. A new proposal will make it even harder for parents to resist social pressure

People with Down's Syndrome and their families demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London (PA)

The prime minister said ‘ethical issues’ must be taken into account

A newborn rests in an incubator (Photo : AP)

Many women who succumb to the pressure to have an abortion later speak of their sorrow and regret

Stanley v O'Neill - the bout that never was

Anyone who truly cares about women’s rights has to be prepared to look again at the evidence of what abortion on demand does to us

Prof Brian Cox (PA)

Unlike Richard Dawkins, the physicist displays a winning humility when discussing God’s existence

A 3 year-old chases bubbles at an event raising money for children with Down's Syndrome (AP/Mindy Schauer)

Dawkins can’t see my sister’s humanity

The biologist’s views on Down’s Syndrome may have sparked outrage, but they are shared by millions of Britons

Richard Dawkins (AP)

If a world cleansed of imperfections is what we wish for then Dawkins, with his Down’s Syndrome outburst, has shown us the way.