In March this year, the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill passed the Second Stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly. 

If enacted, this Bill will remove the current grounds that allow babies with disabilities including Down syndrome, cleft lip and club foot to be singled out for abortion and aborted up to birth.

The Northern Ireland Health Committee is now undertaking a consultation on the Bill and is seeking submissions from the public. 

The window for submitting your letters closes at 11:59pm on Friday, May 7. You can read more about the consultation here.

Saving Down syndrome urges everyone from the global Down syndrome community to share the truth about the equal value and worth of people with Down syndrome with the Northern Ireland Health Committee.

You can do that by sending an email at: [email protected]. You can write your own or use our text:

I support the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill in full. 

Any abortion law that singles out a minority group and leads to poor outcomes is in a breach of national and international conventions which promote equality.


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Let’s take a step forward in bringing about global prenatal justice!

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