September 2020

Our new statement on NIPT non-invasive prenatal testing

Date: 29th September 2020

On Monday 28th September the provision of non-invasive prenatal testing was introduced into the pregnancy screening pathway across NHS Scotland. Since this date pregnant women are now offered non-invasive pre-natal testing as a second-line screening option if they have received a higher-chance result from their first screening that their baby may have Down’s syndrome. Eddie […]


Our Statement on T-shirts with Down’s syndrome ‘hate speech’ being sold by Amazon

Date: 14th September 2020

We have been made aware of some products with offensive messages about Down’s Syndrome that are available to purchase on . These products are being sold through a third party seller, endorsed by Amazon. Eddie McConnell, Chief Executive said:  “These t-shirts are abhorrent and tantamount to hate crime. It would appear that this is […]