Latest Down syndrome News

Down syndrome issue at center of Missouri abortion law case

Sep. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

A federal appeals court is deciding the fate of a Missouri law that puts sweeping restrictions on abortions, and a focal point of oral arguments on Tuesday was a provision prohibiting abortions based solely on a Down syndrome diagnosis. The law...

Hospital focuses on skin care for people with Down syndrome

Sep. 18, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is starting a dermatology clinic to meet the unique skin care needs of people with Down syndrome. The clinic is opening Tuesday in Manchester. There are many associated skin conditions with Down syndrome,...

Appeals court blocks Tennessee Down syndrome abortion ban

Sep. 10, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel of federal judges reversed course Friday and blocked a Tennessee restriction that outlaws abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, or because of the race or gender of the fetus. The ruling also kept a six-week abortion ban blocked. ...

Former congressional candidate running for Kansas treasurer

Aug. 31, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former executive with an advocacy group for those with Down syndrome has launched a campaign for Kansas state treasurer. Sara Hart Weir said in an email to supporters on Monday that she plans to bring a “conservative, outsider approach to...

Lawsuit seeks to block Arizona ban on Down syndrome abortion

Aug. 17, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn a new Arizona law that would ban abortions because of Down syndrome or other genetic abnormalities, the latest legal fight over reproductive rights under a judiciary that moved to the right during Donald...

Walmart loses lawsuit brought by worker with Down syndrome

Jul. 16, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Walmart Inc. lost a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin when a jury sided with a sales associate who has Down syndrome and alleged that schedule changes exacerbated attendance problems that led to her firing. The jury in federal court in Green Bay awarded...

Cooper vetoes NC bill banning Down syndrome abortions

Jun. 25, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed a measure barring women from getting an abortion specifically because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in a fetus. The proposal advanced by Republicans also sought to prohibit abortions on the basis of race or sex....