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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

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

Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC.

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Jan 22, 2020

The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.  Read more

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf speaks at a rally against pro-life legislation in Conshohocken, Dec. 11, 2017.

Pa. Catholic conference: Gov. Wolf failed to protect 'humanity's most vulnerable lives' with Down syndrome abortion veto

Nov 22, 2019

By Perry West

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with... Read more

Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban remains blocked after court ruling 

Oct 14, 2019

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a... Read more

Judge blocks Arkansas abortion regulations

Jul 24, 2019

A federal judge in Arkansas on Tuesday temporarily blocked several new regulations on abortion clinics, which otherwise might have led... Read more