Category Archives: Down Syndrome

In Iceland, they are snuffing out all the sunshine

Virtually 100% of babies with Down syndrome aborted By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will

Doctor to new mother of Down syndrome baby: Don’t worry, some of them die young

Editor’s note. This post, and the one below, both appeared at Each quote originally appeared in “Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America,” by Rayna Rapp (New York: Routledge, 1999). The

Couples who plan to abort Down syndrome babies defend their choice

By Sarah Terzo By now, most pro-lifers have heard the cruel and elitist comments made by Richard Dawkins about aborting Down syndrome babies. Dawkins claims that the “ethical” choice is to abort all babies with Down syndrome,

Why people abort children with Down syndrome

By Cassy Fiano Abortion advocates often use birth defects as an excuse to justify late-term abortions. Down syndrome is one of the most common birth defects, and among women who receive a prenatal diagnosis, as many as

Woman with Down syndrome gives awesome pro-life speech at UN: ‘Please don’t try to kill us all off’

Charlotte Fien

By Dorothy Cummings McLean GENEVA, Switzerland, May 29, 2017 – A 21-year-old woman with Down syndrome gave an impassioned plea to the United Nations in March against the targeted killing of babies with her condition. Charlotte “Charlie”

New commercial beautifully features a baby with Down syndrome

By Cassy Fiano A new commercial from Johnson’s has taken social media by storm, despite the fact that the ad itself is very simple. What has people so excited? It beautifully showcases the perfect humanity of a

France and Down Syndrome

The French government should learn from Charles de Gaulle By Eric Metaxas with Roberto Rivera One of the great men of French history had a daughter with a disability. His faith saw him—and her—through. Late last year

Fearful no longer: Parents keep twins with Down syndrome after adoptive parents back out

Charlie and Milo

By Nancy Flanders Julie McConnel was a mother to three children from a previous relationship when she married her husband Dan. Together, they had a baby boy and decided to try for a girl. At age 45,

The dehumanizing lexicon of eugenics is used to describe babies with Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko More than a few times I have drawn attention to the work of Mark W. Leach, an attorney from Louisville, Kentucky. With respect to children prenatally diagnosed with certain genetic conditions such as Down

New father running the Boston Marathon for his preborn daughter with Down syndrome

By Nancy Flanders Editor’s note. This story ran just prior to Sunday’s Boston Marathon, but the couple’s story is so powerful I’m sure you won’t mind it being a little tardy. Oliver Foley has run the Boston

The Love Chromosome: woman with Down syndrome shares her love of life

By Texas Right to Life March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day. Groups in countries all over the world use March 21 to raise awareness about Down syndrome, the experiences of people who have Down syndrome, and,

Melanie and Madeline, changing the face of beauty

Mélanie Ségard

Two young women with Down syndrome present their special charm to the world By Mary Le Rumeur Two beautiful young girls – one in France and the other from Australia – are showing the world a new