Saturday, December 5

Down syndrome: “We were offered to abort our baby 15 times”


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Lorraine Buckmaster says she felt pressured to abort her son Jaxon.

90% of women whose fetuses are diagnosed with Down syndrome choose to have an abortion, which is legal until the time of birth.

But activists say expectant parents are given outdated advice and encouraged to end the pregnancy.

BBC spoke with three mothers who want the system to change.

“They only supported me if I chose the abortion option”

Jaxon Buckmaster is, in many ways, a typical six year old boy.

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