Petition to end discriminatory abortions on the basis of disability

An article by Dr Calum MacKellar was recently published in The Scotsman concerning abortions on the basis of disability. The article explains that last November, the Court of Appeal endorsed the 2001 High Court of England and Wales’ rejection of the landmark case brought forward by Ms. Heidi Crowter, a 27-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome from Coventry, against the Abortion Act 1967, as amended (which also applies to Scotland). This Act enables a termination up until birth if the foetus has a disorder, even when the procedure is not necessary to prevent grave injury to the pregnant woman or to save her life, but restricts abortions to 24 weeks if the foetus has no disability.  The full article can be found here:

To this end, a petition can now be signed on the official Scottish Govt Petitions site: