Woman with Down’s syndrome loses court of appeal abortion law case

Woman with Down’s syndrome loses court of appeal abortion law case

A woman with Down’s syndrome has lost a court of appeal challenge over the UK’s abortion laws. Heidi Crowter, who brought the case alongside Máire Lea-Wilson, whose son Aidan also has Down’s syndrome, had argued that allowing pregnancy terminations up to birth if the foetus has the condition is discriminatory and stigmatises disabled people. But in a ruling on Friday, three senior judges dismissed the appeal. Crowter said she was “absolutely distraught” by the ruling and said the existing law …