The International Criminal Court is set to launch a formal preliminary examination into the New Zealand Government's antenatal Down syndrome screening programme.
Actress Salma Hayek endured a "difficult pregnancy" during which she nearly lost her baby and was then told her little girl would be born with Down Syndrome, according to her husband.
Right to Life says Government screening for Down syndrome in early pregnancy is introducing a philosophy of selective breeding into NZ.
A group of parents whose children have Down syndrome are taking the New Zealand Government to the International Criminal Court.
New Zealand may get a national screening programme for Down syndrome birth defects next year -- four years after health officials were told some of the present testing is not safe enough.
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