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People with Down's Syndrome and their families demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament about the Government's plans to introduce the new pre-natal screening technique (AP)

300 doctors have signed a letter objecting to the new test amid fears its introduction is ‘on economic grounds’

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

This form of abortion isn’t a ‘right’ – it’s straightforward discrimination

The Bill seeks to end discrimination against disabled unborn babies (PA)

Lord Shinkwin’s Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday in the House of Lords

Jerome Lejeune a French Catholic pediatrician and geneticist died in 1994 (CNS)

The Catholic physician’s foundation will be given the Evangelium Vitae Medal

A mother and daughter at an awareness-raising event for children with Down's syndrome in America (AP)

A child with Down’s syndrome is a living human being, with the same longing to be loved as the rest of us

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)
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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