Tough Love, Australian Story

2podhmrvlik-mayur-galaRecently, ABC’s Australian Story program featured a story, Tough Love, about Taylor and Michael, a young couple who both have down syndrome and want nothing more than to get married and have children.   At the heart of this story is a complex journey for the two young people and their families, both families want what’s best for their son and daughter but readily admit, they don’t always have the answers.

Gauging by the reaction of the story in the media and on Australian Story’s Facebook page, this is a controversial topic and while some people think this very private story should never have been aired, it does provide an opportunity for a broader discussion about the human rights of people with disabilities and in particular relating to love, sex and children.

You can catch up with this episode of Australian Story on ABC iview here