Posts Tagged ‘Heidi Crowter’

Woman with Down syndrome challenges abortion law at EU Human Rights Court

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Down syndrome

A woman with Down syndrome is fighting the UK abortion law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Heidi Crowter says the current legislation discriminates against people with disabilities. It allows abortion up to birth if the foetus has a condition such as Down syndrome. “I am taking this case to Strasbourg because it Read more

UK Catholic bishop speaks out after woman with Down syndrome loses abortion law appeal

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has spoken out against the UK’s abortion law, branding it “illogical and unjust,” after a woman with Down syndrome lost a legal challenge to the law relating to abortion and disability. In a ruling on Nov 25, the Court of Appeal ruled that the UK abortion law did Read more