This is discriminatory and could well be thought of as in breach of the Disabilities Act:
Allowing pregnancy terminations up to birth if the foetus has Down’s syndrome is discriminatory and stigmatises disabled people, the high court has heard.
Heidi Crowter, a 26-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome from Coventry, Máire Lea-Wilson, 33, and her son Aidan, who has Down’s syndrome, who both live in Brentford, west London are challenging Sajid Javid over the Abortion Act 1967. The act sets a 24-week time limit for abortions unless there is “substantial risk” of the child being “seriously handicapped”.
The three argue it is discriminatory, interferes with the right to respect for private life in article 8(1) of the European convention on human rights (ECHR), including the decision to become or not to become a parent and “rights to dignity, autonomy and personal development of all three claimants”.
The big question is, well, OK, and so?
There’s a certain moral clarity to that American who said “It’s murder and I say it’s great!” just as there is to the no, nay, never crowd like me. For all the normal peeps we end up with a certain clash here. Yes, the current abortion laws do discriminate against the disabled, we also think that discrimination against the disabled is a bad thing. So, who wins here?