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Women with Down’s Syndrome’s message to Jeremy Hunt and the Government outside Parliament
Message to Jeremy Hunt and the Government from Heidi, a 20-year old women with Down’s syndrome.
« Jeremy Hunt, don’t screen us out, work with us so that we can make a society that treats everyone with the dignity, and respect, and compassion, and love that we all deserve. »
For more information on the new pre-natal screening proposals visit http://www.dontscreenusout.org
« My name is Heidi, I’m 20 years old, l work in a hair salon, I have Down’s syndrome, and my life is just as important and just as joyful as anyone else’s.
When parents are told their baby has a disability, they don’t always get the support and information they need, and are not told that their little one can thrive and blossom.
They are not told the potential this new human life has, and how much love and happiness they can have and bring to the lives of their family and society.
The Government are considering introducing another test that could lead to less children with Down’s syndrome being born every year.
This is because our society, and the health services, don’t realise that children with disabilities are part of the diversity and richness of life.
Parents need to be shown the support and given help to have and look after their babies instead of being faced with a hopeless choice.
I’m here because I believe we are all equally valuable, and should be equally valued.
Mums and Dads should be given the help they need so that they don’t see a disabled baby as a worry but the beginning of their happy adventure.
Jeremy Hunt, don’t screen us out, work with us so that we can make a society that treats everyone with the dignity, and respect, and compassion, and love that we all deserve. »