Category Archives: Down Syndrome

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, McConnel knew she

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 syndrome, he has

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 Marathon before, but

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, most importantly, how

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 face of Down

My Feral Heart: finally, a positive portrayal of Down syndrome

A British indie with a life-affirming message By Michael Cook “We’re not so different, you and me” is the theme of My Feral Heart, a poignant British indie about a young man with Down syndrome. Though filmed in a grey

World Down Syndrome Day 2017 celebrates the inherent value and abilities of individuals with Down syndrome

By Marie Smith The world is facing the loss of an entire group of people who are known for their joy, love and laughter. Today, March 21st, marks World Down Syndrome Day, celebrating the inherent value and abilities of individuals

Celebrating Children with Down Syndrome on World Down Syndrome day

By Matthew Wagner March 21st is World Down Syndrome day. It is an opportunity to celebrate children with Down Syndrome and recognize that it is not a disease or a disability, just a difference that should be respected. I remember

“Just the Way You Are”: Loving his sister with Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Okay, I’m a softy, but I’m guessing many of you are too. Especially when the subject is kids, and most especially when what you are seeing is an example of a big brother proudly boasting about his

Peter Singer Can’t Hear the “Music of Humanity”

Peter Singer

By Wesley J. Smith I have had a bit of reaction to the post I wrote the other day, quoting Peter Singer as admitting he wouldn’t raise a child with Down, and justifying the killing of the developmentally and cognitively

Babies with Down Syndrome Deserve Love, Not Eradication

By Lauren Bell In recent remarks to the Citizens Assembly in Ireland, Dr. Peter McParland, an ob-gyn at National Maternity Hospital, pointed out what he seemed to believe as a hopeful sign of things to come. “In Iceland,” the doctor pointed

Supreme Court of India denies request to abort 20 week baby with Down syndrome

Justice S.A. Bobde

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court of India today rejected a request to abort a 20-week-old baby diagnosed with Down syndrome. Under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, abortions in India are only allowed past the 20th week in cases