Mother of toddler with Down's syndrome says abortion laws are 'offensive' to her family

In the UK, abortions are legal after the normal 24-week limit if Down's syndrome is detected in a foetus.

Campaigners say the law is "deeply offensive". Here Máire Lea-Wilson explains why she's part of an attempt to change it through the courts.

I am the mother of two headstrong, determined, independent and loving boys.

As their mother, they need me to care for them, to teach them about the world, to protect them, to love them and to value them. I value them equally;...
source: The Sky News

2020-10-18 08:47
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