Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

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” Fien likened the

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 baby with Down

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 on BreakPoint, I

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

Deadly Utilitarianism: It’s not what we can do, but whose we are

By Eric Metaxas with Stan Guthrie What’s the most dangerous thing you can say to someone in our society? “You’re useless!” Amy Julia Becker is a successful author and columnist. She also is the mom of a beautiful daughter, a

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