Category Archives: Down Syndrome

A New Gerber Baby

An Image Bearer with Down Syndrome By John Stonestreet & Stan Guthrie An adorable boy with Down syndrome was selected as this year’s Gerber baby. That’s great news. But remember, he’s not valuable because he’s cute! Starting

Why the 2018 “Gerber Baby” Choice is so important

By Wesley J. Smith Each year, Gerber, the baby food manufacturer, holds a “cute baby” photo contest, the winner of which receives a $50,000 cash prize and may appear as a “spokesbaby” to advertise the company’s products.

ACLU sues to stop Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act from taking effect March 22

By Dave Andrusko Just because it was utterly predictable doesn’t make the sting any the less painful. Suing on behalf of Preterm Cleveland, Planned Parenthood of Ohio Southwest Region, Women’s Med Center of Dayton, Dr. Roslyn Kade,

2018 Gerber Baby Shines Light on Special Needs Community

By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. This appeared in the February digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire 38-page issue and pass stories along to your pro-life family and friends. Last Wednesday, I

Meet Lucas Warren, the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko TODAY co-host Savanna Guthrie said it all with her first statement yesterday: “There’s too much cuteness for this studio to hold.” The morning program was given the “special privilege” of revealing the winner of

83 Irish women aborted babies with Down syndrome in two years

By SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Over 80 women travelled to the UK [from Ireland] to abort babies with Down’s syndrome in the last two years, the Irish Independent reports. Department of Health Abortion

Pa. legislators to introduce bill banning the abortion of babies with Down syndrome

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Children with Down syndrome would experience new protection, under bills being introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania state Senate. The measures would ban the abortion

Changing Pennsylvania for People with Special Needs

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director. Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She has a smile that literally lit up Times Square (Her picture graced the iconic landmark as a special honor for Down syndrome children). Now, Chloe Kondrich, a high

A KIDS gathering at National Right to Life

By Leticia Velasquez Editor’s note. Every January, prior to the March for Life, it is National Right to Life’s privilege to host a gathering of “Keep Infants with Down Syndrome” (KIDS) at its offices. The March gives

Ohio on verge of passing Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

By Dave Andrusko The reliably pro-abortion Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch tells us the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act has been “offered in four consecutive sessions of the General Assembly.” For numerous and sundry reasons a measure to protect babies

Denmark aborted all but 4 babies diagnosed with Down syndrome last year

By Claire Chretien December 6, 2017 – A Danish official is using the four children with Down syndrome who weren’t aborted in Denmark last year to argue that his country’s policy is not to kill everyone with

First woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss USA pageant makes history

By Kristi Burton Brown Over Thanksgiving weekend, 22-year-old Mikayla Holmgren competed in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant. She is the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA pageant. “I want the whole world