Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

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.

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

Down Syndrome Organizations Advocate in Court for Indiana’s Dignity for the Unborn Law

Alliance Defending Freedom and the Bioethics Defense Fund attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with a federal appeals court on behalf of three Down syndrome advocacy groups and a women’s advocacy organization CHICAGO – On Tuesday, attorneys from

Couple who adopted two children with Down syndrome: reality turned out better than our dreams

By Texas Right to Life Editor’s note. November is Adoption Awareness Month. NRL News Today has run adoption related stories, new and previously posted, all this month. A Minnesota couple who have adopted two children from opposite