Tag Archives: fetal disability

Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill

In May 2016, Lord Shinkwin, brought his Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill to the House of Lords. Lord Shinkwin, who himself has osteogenesis imperfecta, has been a life peer since 2015 and prior to this spent a number of years in the voluntary sector, working for […]


Parents should be informed about the impact of Down’s Syndrome on families

The recent debate on abortion for anencephaly in Northern Ireland has reopened the wider debate on abortion for fetal disability. It is worth, in this context, remaking the point that the most common disability for which babies are aborted in the UK is not anencephaly […]


Psychological trauma after abortion for fetal disability – parents need to know the facts

The belief that parents and families will be damaged by having a disabled child, and that this damage can be limited through abortion, is almost unquestioned today. This has been a major assumption accepted by many participants in the current debate on abortion for anencephaly […]