A mother has gone viral on TikTok after receiving a diagnosis for Mosaic Down syndrome at the age of 23, when three of her pregnancies were diagnosed with Down syndrome. Upon receiving this diagnosis, the young mother has declared that this will not stop her from having more children.
It was a magic moment: the entire Oscars audience singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to actor James Martin, who has Down Syndrome, and who is star of ‘An Irish Goodbye’ which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Independent Senator Rónán Mullen has highlighted the increase in abortions for Down Syndrome in Ireland, telling the Senate that “something has happened” in our country since the 2018 abortion referendum.
UK disability rights activist Heidi Crowter has been named in the BBC’s ‘Top 100 Women of the Year’ for 2022. Ms Crowter, who has Down’s Syndrome, came to prominence for bringing legal action against the British Department of Health and Social Care with the aim of removing a section of the Abortion Act.
Parents of children with Down syndrome have said that the Rotunda needs to examine the message it is giving parents after the master of the maternity hospital, Dr Fergal Malone, said that 95% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the hospital were aborted.