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Detective Downs...
Posted on 7 November 2013.
In the wake of the discomforting findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability, it is heartening to note the critical acclaim that Norwegian crime drama Detective Downs has been receiving. Svein André Hofsø plays Robert Bogerud, a young man with Down's syndrome, who has turned his room in... 
Painting for the Prince...
Posted on 11 September 2013.
Today, The Times has posted a beautiful story about Miss Fawley, a successful artist with Down syndrome, who is celebrating after her painting of Rupert the Bear has been selected to go up in Prince George's nursery. See the following link to see her painting and to read more: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/article3865799.ece  Read More →
Three women who chose to keep their unborn babies,...
Posted on 6 June 2013.
Read a brilliant story in today's Daily Mail of three courageous women who, in spite of medical advice, chose not to abort their unborn babies.  See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2336613/Doctors-wanted-abort-children-So-did-mothers-strength-defy-them.html  Read More →
Leeds Heart Hospital advises abortion on spurious ...
Posted on 9 April 2013.
The Sunday Times reported this week that doctors at Leeds children’s heart surgery unit pressured mothers of unborn children with heart conditions to have abortions.  We know that doctors often suggest abortion as the best option when an unborn child is diagnosed with an illness or abnormality.  We need to accept that a child’s... 
A beautiful but short life...
Posted on 4 April 2013.
See today's Irish Independant for the beautiful story of couple, John and Hilary, whose daughter was diagnosed with Edward's syndrome in utero and would only live a few short days.  Hilary describes the two days they got to spend with their beautiful daughter, Margaret and the joy she gave them as a couple.  As... 
Every life is worth living: Kaiden Heseltine 26.07...
Posted on 28 March 2013.
On last night's episode of One Born Every Minute, couple Pete and Hayley shared their story about their son who was diagnosed with a serious diaphragmatic hernia in utero. They were given a poor prognosis but decided to continue with the pregnancy nonetheless. Beautiful Kaiden was born and lived for 6 days. Although... 
World Down Syndrome Day 2013...
Posted on 21 March 2013.
Please see the attached video which was issued for World Down Syndrome Day 2013.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VG7dh5W40I  Read More →
Loved for the 9 hours of his life...
Posted on 15 January 2013.
See the beautiful story in today’s Daily Mail of mother, Katyia Rowe, who chose not to abort her severely disabled son after seeing him in a 3D scan, even though he would only live a very short life. She stated that ‘'if he could smile and play and feel then despite his disabilities he deserved to enjoy whatever life he had left, no... 
Guardian embraces M&S for featuring young dow...
Posted on 12 December 2012.
It is great to see the Guardian congratulating Marks and Spencer for featuring young downs model, Seb White, in their latest Christmas advert. It would be even better if the paper would also include the unborn child with Down syndrome in its embrace, especially considering that the largest proportion of abortion on the grounds of disability is for downs. Click... 
Today we celebrate International Day of Persons wi...
Posted on 3 December 2012.
Today, 3rd December, is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. We join with colleagues in supporting initiatives to promote the rights of the disabled, including of course, the rights of the disabled unborn child. The Guardian has published an excellent letter from Paralympics bronze medallist, Ben Quilter. We recommend you read this... 
E-petition: help ensure financial support for thos...
Posted on 5 November 2012.
Help people with learning disabilities to ensure their financial support from cradle to grave. Please sign Rosa Monckton's e-petition immediately: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31475  Read More →
Having a daughter with Downs: a father’s sto...
Posted on 16 October 2012.
An amazing story from a father whose daughter, Paisley, has Down syndrome. It requires no further explanation, just take a look and pass it on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4foXehDmWs  Read More →
Saving Downs: Everyone with Down syndrome deserves...
Posted on 20 September 2012.
Since the joint letter against abortion for disability was published in The Daily Telegraph we have received many emails of support and many links to inspirational websites such as Saving Downs.   Read More →
Call for ban on disability abortions after Paralym...
Posted on 20 September 2012.
         The Pro Life Alliance was one of the signatories to the following letter published in the Daily Telegraph on the 19th of September 2012.    'SIR – A special-needs child in the womb can be aborted at up to 40 weeks.  But once he or she is born we do a moral volte-face... 
Media and disabled people – Summer 2012...
Posted on 12 September 2012.
The attitude of the media towards disabled people this summer has been wildly inconsistent. On the one hand the media covered the Paralympics enthusiastically and are now talking about how this has greatly improved the public's view of disability. Research has shown that stories of people overcoming hardships have a positive effect in reducing suicides.   On... 
Paralympics emphasises discrimination in abortion ...
Posted on 10 September 2012.
The interest in the Paralympic Games has been incredible.  At least 2.7m tickets were sold, easily exceeding the 1.8m sold in Beijing and the mere 850,000 in Athens.  Pink and purple jacketed volunteers helped crowds of people find their way to Paralympic venues, where they yelled and cheered as least as lustily as the crowds at the Olympics. ... 
International Petition against Eugenic Abortions &...
Posted on 5 July 2012.
Please sign this online petition against eugenics, in advance of the case before the European Court of Human Rights (Kurzmane v Latvia) filed by a woman against her doctor for not doing prenatal testing for Down Syndrome, and enabling her to have an abortion.  Read More →
Life-Saving Fetal Surgery does it again … B...
Posted on 22 June 2012.
Who could forget the amazing photo of Baby Samuel, who had successful repair surgery for spina bifida in utero as long ago as 1999? The latest news from this live-giving field of pre-natal surgery has just been published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Baby Leyna was diagnosed with a life-threatening benign mouth tumour,... 
Down Syndrome high achiever...
Posted on 19 June 2012.
Yesterday, one of the torchbearers for the 2012 Olympics was Amy Hopkin who has Down Syndrome.  Amy clearly has a great zest for life and strives hard, as her own sporting record shows.  Yet original medical prognosis was all doom and gloom.  It is great that Amy has been so well supported by her family so that she and they have been... 
New genetics test threatens the unborn and the dis...
Posted on 7 June 2012.
The Daily Telegraph and other papers report today on a new genetics test with the potential to identify over 3,500 genetic disorders by testing the blood of a pregnant woman (plus the father's saliva).  Like all knowledge this is something that should be welcomed, providing it does not lead to further discrimination against those with disability. Information... 
Very moving Radio 4 programme...
Posted on 3 May 2012.
Radio 4 broadcast the very moving story of a severely disabled child and her impact on her family during her short life after going against medical advice to abort.    Read More →
Born with a ‘can do’ attitude...
Posted on 30 April 2012.
16 year old Joanne O’Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs, but with a great deal of determination, has addressed the UN on the importance of technological resources for severely disabled people. The issue of poor quality of life is often cited in the debate over abortion for disability and assisted dying.  Here is a young woman who... 
‘Wrongful birth’ case may reach European Court...
Posted on 11 April 2012.
A Latvian mother is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), after losing in her various national courts, claiming that the birth of a daughter with Downs Syndrome was a ‘wrongful’ birth and that had she been provided with prenatal diagnosis she would have aborted the child.  The French-based Jérôme Lejeune... 
Can we trust Department of Health statistics on ab...
Posted on 22 March 2012.
The Daily Telegraph has published a very brief article on the subject of a study published on 7th March 2012 in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Apart from the horror of reading that 16 babies were born alive and left to die in 2006 there are further shocking revelations in this article.  Table 4 shows huge underreporting of abortions... 
Foetal Search and Destroy...
Posted on 18 January 2012.
A new foetal gender test has been developed in South Korea that will allow parents to know the sex of their child at five weeks gestation. The child’s sex is identifiable from the mother’s blood. The makers of this test see it as a step towards eliminating unborn babies with conditions related to their sex. The ProLife Alliance is very concerned... 
Horrifying: Italian’s London Abortion...
Posted on 10 October 2011.
The Sunday Times yesterday published the horrifying news that an Italian woman had been sent to London to have an abortion by her local Rimini gynaecologist, Dr Vincenzo Trengia. Abortion is illegal in Italy after the first trimester except when the mother’s life is in danger. In this case, the unborn child had a non-threatening brain abnormality... 
At last: Department of Health releases statistics...
Posted on 4 July 2011.
The Department of Health (DoH) has at last released details of grounds justifying late abortions for fetal health reasons, after a David and Goliath legal battle lasting over 6 years, which started when the ProLife Alliance (PLA) first asked for these statistics under a Freedom of Information request in February 2005. Previously, this information had... 
Comment may be Free at The Guardian newspaper but ...
Posted on 28 April 2011.
Fiona Beveridge, a member of the ProLife Alliance, wrote to the Guardian asking for inaccuracies in the article written by Kate Smurthwaite in the Guardian on 22 April to be corrected, but has not received the courtesy of a response. We are therefore publishing Fiona’s response on our website in the interests of freedom of speech and accuracy.... 
ProLife Alliance case upheld in the High Court...
Posted on 21 April 2011.
In our longstanding case regarding the transparency of statistics on late abortion, we are delighted to report that the High Court has ruled against the Department of Health. Please see the attached link for details including an interview with Josephine Quintavalle, speaking for the ProLife Alliance outside the High Court.  Read More →
A tribute from a loving brother...
Posted on 3 March 2011.
We thought you might like to see this beautiful youtube video produced by a very talented young boy. It is dedicated to his little sister who has Downs Syndrome. It is a very moving song, which might well bring a tear to your eye. How lovely to see the clear love and appreciation this seven year old child has for his little sister. Many children... 

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