Our Observatory has published several articles about persons with Down Syndrome discriminations. One of them is discrimination before birth, systematically practiced in developed countries. It’s the death of a human being that has the right to life but also is a sign of contempt against the dignity of DS persons.

Another DS discrimination banned

Several American states have enacted laws to protect this collective; DS discrimination banned abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, but some of them have been overwritten by judicial bans (read HERE). Also, several countries, mainly in East Europe, have prohibitions of the same kind, for example, Poland.

Recent news reports that a federal court has upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome (read full a full article HERE). It is good news for this discriminated collective and perhaps a trend of federal courts to uphold similar laws in other American states.






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