B R E A K I N G N E W S : we reached 40,000 signatures!

fireworksThe Dutch petition against the implementation of the Nipt as routine screening for Down syndrome to enable selection under public healthcare has received 40,000 signatures. This means it has to be discussed in Dutch parliament as a citizen initiative.

Shareholders pay attention! We will continue and broaden our fight against prenatal discrimination and the de-selection of people with Down syndrome disguised as a (public) health care program.

Ps. This post is written in English to make it easier to spread the news and celebrate our victory that is the result of a long awareness campaign. Downpride promotes the use of genetic technology to enhance quality of life and enable treatment, not to systematically de-select groups of people from our lives and communities under the false pretence of women’s choices and healthcare. Please feel free to share the news…