In light of Northern Ireland seeking to ban abortions on grounds of a non-fatal disability, including Down's syndrome, Sara McNeill wrote a heart-warming song in celebration of her son's, Tom, first birthday. Tom was diagnosed with Down's syndrome when he was born.
A private members bill is seeking to change Northern Ireland's current abortion law on disability grounds. Currently, abortion is legal in the region for any reason up to 12 weeks, and up to 24 weeks when the mothers life is in danger - but is legal up until birth in the case of a disability, which can include Down's syndrome or a cleft palate.
This past weekend saw the annual Super Bowl championship, one of the world's most watched sporting events. Toyota was one of the advertisers of this years Super Bowl, and their commercial presented a strong pro-life message.
The Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont has voted against the imposition of abortion regulations by Westminster that allow for babies with disabilities to be aborted until birth. The vote was warmly welcomed by disability campaigners and pro-life groups.
Michael O'Dowd, the Renua candidate for the European elections has launched a new billboard as part of his campaign which seeks to ensure that babies with Down Syndrome are not eliminated by aggressive pre-natal screening programs.
The News-Sentinal has a remarkable, uplifting story of a young girl living with Trisomy 18, and her mother’s inspirational efforts which give additional meaning to the old phrase that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’.
Charlie Fien, who has Down Syndrome, received a rapturous welcome at the Rally for Life. Charlie has dedicated her life to being a voice for the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities and the right to life of the unborn.
Abortion campaigners, including the Minister for Health, Simon Harris are looking to Dr Peter Boylan who has claimed that it is wrong to talk about Down Syndrome in the context of the abortion debate. But do his assertions stand up to scrutiny?
Save the 8th, the campaign against the repeal of the 8th amendment, has welcomed a finding by TheJournal.ie that its billboard campaign highlighting the impact of abortion on unborn children with Downs Syndrome is “correct.”