By Eileen Haupt
Are you a parent of a child with Down syndrome who will be attending the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C.? Or, perhaps you have a family member or friend with Down syndrome? Maybe you simply are concerned about the high abortion rate of babies with Down syndrome and would like to show support for their lives? If so, please join us at the eighth annual Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) event!
KIDS will meet at the headquarters of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) prior to the March for Life on January 27. NRLC provides a space for us to gather, and generously offers KIDS sandwiches and refreshments. We will spend time enjoying the company of returning families and first-time attendees. Around noon we will head over to the Mall, just a few blocks away, to join the other several hundred thousand participants in the March for Life.
Out of the thousands of different organizations who will be marching together, KIDS may be the only group that will be representing unborn babies who are routinely and specifically targeted for abortion by prenatal testing.
According to a factsheet summary of published estimates by Gert de Graaf, Ph.D., Frank Buckley, and Brian Skotko, MD, approximately 3,100 precious unborn babies were aborted annually in the U.S. in recent years, just because they have Down syndrome!
The factsheet suggests the abortion rate of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome to be about 74% in the U.S.
Please join KIDS in celebrating the lives of people with Down syndrome, and affirming the lives of all unborn babies, as we walk in solidarity in the 2017 March for Life.
If you would like to join us, please contact Eileen Haupt at the e-mail below.
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 10:30 – Noon
Place: National Right to Life Committee, 512 10th Street, Washington, DC
Editor’s note. KIDS was co-founded by Leticia Velasquez and Eileen Haupt for the purpose of raising awareness about the high abortion rate of babies with Down syndrome, and for sharing the joys that individuals with Down syndrome bring to their families and communities. KIDS has been meeting annually since the 2009 March for Life in Washington, D.C.