Well done for challenging Downs Syndrome programme

3News 30th June 2012
The International Criminal Court is set to launch a formal preliminary examination into the New Zealand Government’s antenatal Down syndrome screening programme. Saving Down’s, the group who filed the complaint, says the Government programme devalues the lives of their children and that’s a form of persecution. Taya, Dylan and Molly are friends, all with Down syndrome, born with an extra 21st chromosome. Dylan’s mother, Janine Bezencon, says bringing up a child with Down syndrome is “an absolute joy”.


1 comment for “Well done for challenging Downs Syndrome programme

  1. Rhona
    3 July 2012 at 10:50 pm

    As a nanna of a dear child with the musculoskeletal condition osteogenesis imperfecta, I’d like to note that there are other such groups that oppose ‘disability cleansing’ of unborn babies with spina bifida through abortion, as well.

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