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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)

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

Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Madeleine Teahan meets Baroness Hollins, the insightful psychiatrist, opponent of assisted suicide and mother of Abigail Witchalls

It’s also saying that brain-damaged and demented people just cost too much: what’s happened to medical ethics?