A message from Mylo's mum...
Updated: Nov 26, 2022
"Sadly following a ruling at the High Court today, it is still legal to abort babies with Down syndrome until birth.
I won’t explain the process involved in an abortion at such a late stage but I’m sure you can imagine. So the inequality continues and babies like Mylo will still not have the same legal protection.
You may ask why this matters.
It matters because it creates the impression that Down syndrome must be so awful that abortion until birth is warranted.
It means parents have to repeatedly refuse such a procedure at their appointments as health professionals keep offering ‘choice’ even when parents have made their decision to continue. Which we had to on several occasions - Even when Mylo was coming at 36 weeks because he wasn’t in the birth canal we had the choice between birthing him or aborting!
But most of all it says to people like Mylo that they are less and as such unworthy of the protection the rest of us enjoyed.
This isn’t about choice, a woman’s right to abortion is enshrined in law. It is about equality and an equal right to life.
Sorry Mylo. I wish things were different.
We will keep challenging the narrative that those who don’t even love someone with Down syndrome perpetuate" - Written by the Down syndrome community and adapted by Mylo's mum, Zoe.
Those that have been following my page for a while will have seen me share many, many photos of this gorgeous boy. I have been photographing Mylo since he was in his mummy's tummy and I think we can all agree how incredible Mylo is! Some people believe that people with Down syndrome can not achieve normal life goals, however this is not true! The majority of people with Down syndrome can live like any other person, they can walk, talk, attend mainstream schools, and live an independent life like any other person.
Children with Down syndrome have many talents and gifts and should be given the opportunity and encouragement to develop them, like any other child. Watching Mylo grow from a beautiful little newborn to now a cheeky two year old, who is full of character has been an absolute honour!
Mylo has his own amazing personality and is determined to achieve what he puts his mind to. Mylo is one of the fastest crawlers I know! He loves music, dancing and clapping and is truly a cheeky little man. Just because Mylo has Down syndrome does not mean he is a statistic! Here are a few photos from his recent shoot when he turned two years old!
Mylo, I want you to always know you are loved, and you are wanted. I hope the world is a better place soon! Here are a few favourites from his newborn and 1st birthday shoot too!