Powerful documentary shows doctors’ push to abort babies with Down syndrome
Learning that your child has Down syndrome shouldn’t be something that causes fear and grief, but that’s the response many parents have. While the adjustment an unexpected diagnosis brings can be difficult, the experience is often made far worse due to negative bias that is endemic in the medical community. But now, Down syndrome families are speaking out and demanding better treatment.
Nothing Down, founded by Julie Willson and Shannon Daughtry to change the way the world views Down syndrome, fights negative stigmas and changes the conversation about Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities through filmmaking. They have released 14 documentaries and awareness videos, and their latest project takes aim at the medical community.