Currently in England, Wales and Scotland, there is a general 24-week time limit for abortion, but if the baby has a disability, including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot, abortion is legal right up to birth.

I personally wasn't aware of this, neither were family or friend's. There is at present a case against the UK government to change these laws. I have linked some webpages which can provide more information. 

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

www.positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk

www.ds-int.org

www.project21uk.com

www.righttolife.org.uk/news/tag/heidi-carter