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Heidi Crowter speaks outside the High Court in London England, July 6, 2021.

Court rejects challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law

In its Sept. 23 ruling, the court declared that a law allowing abortion up to birth for disability was not... Read more

A volunteer at Caritas St. Joseph in Hendon, north London, on March 16, 2012.

‘A really joyful journey’: Preparing people with intellectual disabilities to receive the sacraments

As book titles go, the “Directory for Catechesis” is hardly the catchiest. But this volume could potentially transform the lives... Read more

Full US appeals court considers Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

The full Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on March 11 heard arguments over an Ohio law that prohibits abortions... Read more

Mississippi bill would ban abortions on basis of sex, race, genetic abnormality

A bill has been introduced in the Mississippi legislature to prohibit abortions being performed because of race, sex, or genetic... Read more

Vincent Lambert.

French court orders severely disabled man be disconnected from food, water

The highest civil court in France has ordered that food and water may be removed from a severely disabled man,... Read more

Pope Francis greets disabled people outside the Assistance Center of St. Camillius in Georgia Oct. 1, 2016.

Disabled youth perform special dance for Pope Francis in Georgia

Pope Francis was treated to a special presentation Saturday when young people, including several disabled youth in wheelchairs, performed traditional... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square, June 12, 2016.

Pope: Disabled persons should be loved, not hidden from society

On Sunday, Pope Francis denounced the increasingly prevalent mentality which claims that sick and disabled persons cannot be happy, and... Read more

Boy with Down syndrome in a classroom.

Study urges education about Down syndrome, to further acceptance

A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve... Read more