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    An Awesome Year for Saving Downs

    The following post is from the Saving Downs Website and highlights significant gains won this year to protect Down Syndrome unborn children from a move by the state to to move away from the routine offering of screening for Down syndrome to all pregnant women to simply advising them of the availability of screening.

    It has been an awesome year for our social justice advocacy at Saving Downs, so this blog is all about celebration and praise for the great work.

    In reflecting on what we have achieved, I am reminded of the reality that all great social justice causes take a long time to evolve, and success comes through many small steps. It took William Wilberforce a lifetime to abolish the slave trade, but abolish it, he did. His example is an inspiration for us. In his own words:

    “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

    So a key area of our work has always been to raise awareness of the discriminatory and eugenic practice of antenatal genetic screening and disability selective abortion in New Zealand.  Our work has had widespread media coverage in newspapers and mainstream TV news throughout 2012. People may choose to look the other way but they can no longer say that they do not know what is going on.

    To read the full post on the Saving Downs website click here

    1 comment to An Awesome Year for Saving Downs

    • Rhona

      Yes, congratulations on a campaign well-run. This nanna of a disabled little girl applauds you for your noble work, Saving Downs!

      Given the prominence of people with disabilities in the effective campaign against the Massachusetts euthanasia referendum, it seems that people with disabilities are becoming essential allies to pro-life struggles against abortion and euthanasia alike.

      Right to Life, perhaps you might want to discuss the Massachusetts case in greater detail, given the ever-present threat to disabled people’s lives that Maryan Street’s euthanasia bill represents to them?

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