Woman with Down syndrome loses abortion law appeal

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Summarizing the decision, by Lord Justice Underhill, Lady Justice Thirlwall and Lord Justice Peter Jackson, the judges said: “The court recognizes that many people with Down syndrome and other disabilities will be saddened and offended by the fact that a diagnosis of severe disability during pregnancy is treated by law as a reason for termination and that they may consider it to imply that their own life is of lesser value.

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