Why won’t judges condemn disability discrimination?

Today, England’s Court of Appeal rejected a case against the UK Government’s Department of Health and Social Care focusing on “downright discrimination” in abortion law. Disability activist Heidi Crowter, 27, who has Down’s syndrome, fronted the legal challenge, which sought to remove a section of the Abortion Act permitting terminations past the legal limit ofContinue reading “Why won’t judges condemn disability discrimination?”

Time to end downright discrimination in abortion laws

Disability rights campaigner Heidi Carter is spearheading a legal challenge against the British state over “discrimination” in abortion law. Heidi, who has Down’s Syndrome, says it’s wrong that legislation in England and Wales singles out people like her by permitting abortion up to birth if a baby is thought to have a disability. The legal limit for abortionContinue reading “Time to end downright discrimination in abortion laws”

Why are politicians reluctant to condemn sex-selective abortion? The Spectator

Women have faced increasing attacks on their rights in recent years. Moves to accommodate gender ideology have resulted in women-only spaces being opened to male-bodied individuals. In the medical sphere, dystopian terms like ‘menstruators’, and ‘birth parents’ have even been coined to appease activists. These kinds of stories hit the headlines and often receive aContinue reading “Why are politicians reluctant to condemn sex-selective abortion? The Spectator”

Holyrood can challenge ‘downright discrimination’ in abortion law – The Herald

Disability rights campaigner Heidi Crowter has launched legal proceedings against the UK Government to correct “discrimination” in UK abortion laws. The 26-year-old, who has Down’s Syndrome, argues that current legislation directly discriminates against people like her by permitting abortion up to birth if a baby is thought to have a disability. Of the law, HeidiContinue reading “Holyrood can challenge ‘downright discrimination’ in abortion law – The Herald”

The hypocrisy of The Northern Ireland Office – The Critic

Picture the scene. Boris Johnson’s Government has just overruled the Scottish Parliament and imposed a seismic policy change upon Scotland. The change relates to a devolved matter – something that should be in the gift of Holyrood and Holyrood alone. What would the headlines say? “SNP blasts assault on Scottish democracy”. “Sarwar says devolution disrespected.”Continue reading “The hypocrisy of The Northern Ireland Office – The Critic”