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Jul 2, 2020 - 01:10 pm .- Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex, race, or genetic abnormality. The law went into effect upon passage.
Feb 25, 2020 - 02:20 pm .- A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws that allow for babies with Down syndrome to be aborted up until birth.
Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.
Nov 22, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. The state Catholic conference condemned the decision.
Oct 14, 2019 - 06:52 pm .- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Former Governor John Kasich signed the law nearly two years ago, but it has not yet been able to come into effect.
Jul 24, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- A federal judge in Arkansas on Tuesday temporarily blocked several new regulations on abortion clinics, which otherwise might have led to the closure of the state’s last abortion clinic.
Apr 5, 2019 - 11:55 am .- The international federation L’Arche says that a British hospital’s mistreatment of a man with Down syndrome in the weeks leading up to his death point to systemic faults in the medical care of the disabled, especially within the UK’s National Health Service.
Mar 27, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- Utah governor Gary Herbert signed a new law this week to prohibit most abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy.
Mar 21, 2019 - 10:22 am .- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky., that integrates students with special needs into each of their pre-K through 12 classrooms.
Nov 30, 2018 - 12:28 am .- Nineteen states and numerous pro-life and disability groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Indiana law prohibiting abortions based on race, sex or disability. The law had been blocked by a lower court in September.
May 2, 2018 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Concepcion in Chile has begun construction on a greenhouse to grow vegetables, a new project which will contribute to the inclusion of young people with Down syndrome in the workforce.
Mar 9, 2018 - 10:30 am .- The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, in an effort to protect babies with disabilities from discrimination.
Jan 18, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Karen Gaffney has swum the English Channel, is the president of a global non-profit, and has an honorary doctorate.  She’ll share her story in Los Angeles this Saturday, at an annual event designed to celebrate human dignity.
Dec 14, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill that will penalize doctors who perform abortions, if the abortion is chosen “in whole or in part,” because the unborn child has received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Oct 26, 2017 - 03:01 am .- In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.  
Sep 26, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome.  
Aug 17, 2017 - 03:08 am .- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.
Aug 16, 2017 - 03:22 am .- A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.”
Mar 21, 2017 - 03:19 pm .- A recent video ad released by the Down Federation seeks to increase awareness of persons with Down syndrome.
Mar 21, 2017 - 11:32 am .- Mateo studied baking and Leandro pastry making. Franco and Mauricio wanted to be waiters. These overlapping interests led the four friends with Down syndrome to start a successful pizza service in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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