A mother from Reading, England is making headlines this week after winning a court case for the “wrongful birth” of her son with Down syndrome.
Edyta Mordel told the High Court in London Tuesday that she would have aborted her now 4-year-old son, Aleksander, in 2015 had she known that he was going to be born with Down syndrome.
The 33-year-old says she insisted on prenatal testing throughout her pregnancy. If it had been provided, Mordel says she would have known about Aleksander’s condition, and chosen to terminate the pregnancy.
She claimed she loves her son, but she “would not have wanted her child to suffer the way that disabled people suffer,” according to the report.
On Tuesday, the judge presiding over Mordel’s “wrongful birth” lawsuit ruled in her favor, allowing her to collect £200,000 (or $244,468) in monetary damages and for the additional costs of caring for a “disabled” child.