Leona Lewis saddened by abortion rate associated with Down Syndrome diagnoses

Singer Leona Lewis said it was “incredibly sad” and “hurts my heart a bit” when she was told 90 percent of women whose fetuses are diagnosed with Down Syndrome choose abortion.

Lewis was attending the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Gala in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, when told her the statistic, which they said was reported in the New York Times and confirmed in several studies.

“I think that’s incredibly, incredibly sad and, yeah, it hurts my heart a bit,” Lewis said.

The “X Factor” winner gave a short concert at the event. “I was just very inspired and I wanted to come along in support,” she said.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself D.C. Gala” was a fund raiser to help those living with Down Syndrome. It also featured a fashion show with models who have Down Syndrome.