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The Court of Appeal is located at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England.

Appeals court to hear challenge to UK Down syndrome abortion law

Mar 9, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The High Court in London rejected the case last year. Read more

Pro-life advocate Katie Shaw

‘A Wonderful Life’: Meet the woman with Down syndrome speaking at March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Katie Shaw is many things: a champion for the unborn, an advocate for those with disabilities, a faithful Catholic, and,... Read more

Prenatal blood tests for genetic conditions have become an enormous unregulated industry generating billions of dollars in revenue each year.

NYT report fuels concerns that many abortions are based on false test results

Prenatal tests that show an unborn child to have serious developmental problem frequently lead to abortion. Yet an investigation by... Read more

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune (1926-1994). Credit: Fondation Jérôme Lejeune

New documentary chronicles life of Catholic scientist Jerome Lejeune, heroic Down syndrome advocate

Dec 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A documentary produced by a French filmmaker about Venerable Jerome Lejeune, a Catholic doctor and scientist who left a legacy... Read more

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

Court rejects challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law

Sep 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Pastor of St. Augustine's, Fr. Peter Gori O.S.A. (right) and admissions director Paula O'Dea (left) hand Abby Aguedelo her diploma on graduation day.

‘A willingness to start with ‘yes’’: How one Catholic school graduated its first student with Down syndrome

Sep 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Tears flowed down the faces of Abigail “Abby” Agudelo’s classmates, as earlier this year she became the first student with... Read more

Several pro-life laws take effect in South Dakota

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

Five pro-life laws went into effect in South Dakota on Thursday. Read more

Máire Lea-Wilson with her son, Aidan.

Meet the mother challenging the UK’s Down syndrome abortion law

May 20, 2021

Máire Lea-Wilson will take part in a landmark High Court case in July. Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July

May 4, 2021

Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, a mother whose 23-month-old son has the genetic condition, are... Read more

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who has signed a law barring abortions based on non-fatal genetic disorders, speaks at an awards luncheon in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 17, 2019. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Arizona disability abortion ban will protect mothers and unborn babies, Catholic bishops say

Apr 28, 2021

The Catholic bishops of Arizona on Tuesday applauded the passage of an expansive state law that they say will help... Read more

Federal court upholds Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban

Apr 13, 2021

A federal court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of... Read more

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Senate pro-life chair: Down syndrome abortions are ‘eugenics’

Jan 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In an interview with CNA this week, the Senate Pro-Life Caucus chair talked about new legislation to ban abortions on the... Read more

US Capitol dome with flag.

Lawmakers to re-introduce discrimination abortion ban

Jan 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Members of Congress announced on Thursday they would be re-introducing a ban on discrimination abortion, or abortion based on a... Read more

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images.

South Dakota governor calls for Down syndrome abortion ban

Jan 13, 2021

The governor of South Dakota asked state lawmakers on Tuesday to introduce a bill banning abortions based on a prenatal... Read more

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

Nov 20, 2020

An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race,... Read more

Only 18 babies with Down syndrome born in Denmark in 2019

Sep 6, 2020

Only 18 children with Down syndrome were born in Denmark in 2019, the lowest number on record in the Scandinavian... Read more

Mississippi state capitol, Jackson.

Mississippi bans abortion on sex, race, genetic disability

Jul 2, 2020

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex,... Read more

Heidi Crowter, right, with other demonstrators. Courtesy, Don't Screen Us Out

Woman with Down syndrome aims to change UK abortion laws

Feb 25, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws... Read more