Mother of child with Down syndrome speaks out

By Sarah Terzo When tests reveal that preborn babies have Down syndrome, the majority of women decide to abort. Here are the reflections of one woman who has a child with Down syndrome: Whenever I am out with Margaret, I’m conscious that she represents a group whose ranks are shrinking because of the wide availability …

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Video of boy singing to baby brother with Down syndrome captures hearts, goes viral

Posted on Facebook on Monday, the video has now been seen over a million times. By Doug Mainwaring CABOT, Arkansas, January 3, 2020 — A video of a young boy singing to his newborn brother with Down syndrome is capturing hearts across the nation as it goes viral on social media. Nicole Powell posted a …

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Down Syndrome, the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, and Abortion

By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. This appeared on Nancy’s blog and is reposted with permission. In a beautiful op-ed in the December 23, 2019 Wall Street Journal titled “Down Syndrome and the Gift of Innocence,” William McGurn writes about a small group of contemplative nuns called the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb who reside …

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Alarming rise in abortions of Down syndrome babies in UK

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children People with Down’s syndrome, their families and advocacy groups have expressed concern after revised figures revealed that the number of abortions for Down’s syndrome have increased by 50% over the last ten years. Earlier in the week, the Department of Health revised the published 2017 abortion …

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30% more Babies with Down Syndrome aborted after 26 hospitals introduce Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in England

Critics foresee even worse numbers when introduced in all hospitals By Dave Andrusko I vividly recall how Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) was first packaged. First, women could learn earlier in their pregnancy that their baby had a “marker” indicating he or she was likely to have a genetic anomaly, most often Down syndrome. That would …

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New Book Celebrates The Lives Of Children With Down Syndrome

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A new book highlighting the positives of having a child with Down syndrome has just been launched and features the testimonies of families across the UK. The book, Wouldn’t Change A Thing, hopes to dispel the fear that can consume new parents when they receive a …

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“You’re my light in the dark, and it’s a privilege to be your dad. Love always, daddy”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today concludes Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” All during October we’ve been running many new and previously published stories. This one …

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14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We’ve been posting new and previously run stories all month. This appeared on the National Right to Life’s BuzzFeed page. Individuals with Down syndrome are precious gifts to our world. Here are just a few reasons why they are so awesome! 1.) They’re pointing out that every …

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The possibilities for babies with Down syndrome are limitless.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All month we have posted new stories, like the following, and reposting previously run stories. The next time you hear that the prospects for children with Down syndrome are bleak, I would like you to think about Chloe …

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The perfect opportunity to share the truth about Down syndrome Americans and their lives

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We’ve been posting stories, new and old, all month. I’ll never forget my eighth grade graduation party. It was held in a restaurant that had a large dance floor at the side complete with a Disco ball. I …

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Actor Shia LaBeouf says co-star with Down syndrome saved his life

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Peanut Butter Falcon, an independent film starring Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Zach Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, has made an unexpected splash in Hollywood. A re-telling of the classic Huckleberry Finn story, the film has almost universal critical acclaim, and there are even whispers of Gottsagen being nominated for an Oscar — …

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Women Deserve the Truth about Down syndrome and Pre-natal Testing

By Leticia Velasquez Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” All this month we’ve been running new and previously posted stories. In an age …

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