Heidi Crowter

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Arlene Foster and Michelle O’ Neill personally intervene during NI abortion debate. File Photograph: Alan Betson

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill intervened from opposite ends of the abortion debate during discus(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said that the DUP had been “consistently pro-life”.  Photgraph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Assembly has passed a DUP motion calling for the rejection of abortion law enacted at Westminster and more specifically rejecting termina(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said the DUP motion addressed the “distressing issue” of the abortion of foetuses with Down’s syndrome. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The Northern Catholics bishops have written to Stormont Assembly members calling on them to reject new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that (...)

Both the DUP in its motion and Sinn Féin in its amendment to new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland cite the work of Heidi Crowter (above), who has Down syndrome, and who has been campaigning for a change in the British law which allows for abortion up to full term in cases of Down syndrome. File photograph: Guardian

Sinn Féin has indicated a willingness to see some alteration of the new abortion legislation for Northern Ireland that was enacted at Westminster and (...)

Many people with Down syndrome are well able to advocate for themselves. Photograph: Getty Images

We should want every woman carrying a child with Down syndrome to feel that she can choose to raise that child in the knowledge that she and her child(...)