Latest Down syndrome News

Court weighs fate of sweeping Missouri abortion restrictions

Sep. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel is weighing the fate of a sweeping Missouri abortion law, including a provision that prohibits a woman from having an abortion because the fetus has Down syndrome. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments...

DeKalb teens to be featured in video that will air in NYC

Aug. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — Hunter Norwood, of Dawson, and Kendle Larson, of Fort Payne, will appear in Broadway’s bright lights on Saturday, September 12, 2020, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation in New York. The featured photographs highlight...

Utah State University sued over student expulsion

Aug. 1, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Utah State University of unlawfully discriminating against and expelling a student with Down syndrome during her first term. Emily Arthur was in the Aggies Elevated program which offers students a mix of career exploration and...