Woman with Down syndrome’s case against UK Govt over discriminatory abortion law to be heard by High Court in July

By Right to Life UK A landmark case against the UK Government over the current discriminatory abortion law that allows abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome will be heard at the High Court on 6th July. Heidi Crowter, a 25-year-old woman from Coventry who has Down’s syndrome, together with Máire Lea-Wilson from Brentford, West …

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Mother publishes diary celebrating the positive experiences of 27 families with Down syndrome children

Jamie Freeman, from Detroit has published “Down Syndrome Diary,” a book containing the positive stories of families raising Down syndrome children. By SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children “Down Syndrome Diary” is intended to push back against negative and ill-informed societal views about Down syndrome. Jamie was 16 weeks pregnant when she found …

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New ad a reminder of how important a part people with Down syndrome are in the mainstream of American life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. Today’s look at what appeared in NRL News Today a year ago is an upbeat story, if ever there was one. The beauty of a child with Down syndrome is on full display in a television ad for department store giant Target. It is …

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Siblings of children with Down syndrome share their gratitude and joy

By Texas Right to Life Each year, Pro-Life advocates recognize World Down Syndrome Awareness Day by celebrating the lives of children and adults with the chromosomal condition. People with Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, have an extra chromosome. This genetic abnormality can lead to complications, including congenital heart conditions and developmental delays.  However, …

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Mother of BBC’s Line of Duty star with Down’s syndrome thankful she did not have pre-natal test

By Right to Life UK A mother of an actor with Down’s syndrome says that she is “really thankful” that she was never offered pre-natal testing for Down’s syndrome. Tommy Jessop has Down’s syndrome and stars in the BBC’s crime drama Line of Duty. The plot is loosely inspired by the 1999 murder of Jill …

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National Right to Life Praises Decision of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Upholds Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act WASHINGTON — In a 9-7 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s 2017 Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. The legislation was championed by National Right to Life’s state affiliate in Ohio, Ohio Right to Life. “Abortions targeting children with Down syndrome …

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British musician: Daughter with Down syndrome has ‘changed me for the better’

By Bridget Sielicki  British musician Corey Bell has said that he has found his purpose in life after his daughter was born with Down syndrome. In an interview with the Sunderland Echo, Bell said of his daughter Harper Rose, “She’s absolutely perfect and is always smiling; it’s given me a bigger purpose in life and it’s …

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Beautiful response to a goodwill ambassador for people with Down syndrome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A teenager who has become something of a goodwill ambassador for people with Down syndrome achieved another milestone recently. Seventeen-year-old Chloe Kondrich of western Pennsylvania managed to form a connection with a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Kondrich’s father, Kurt, a police officer-turned-disability rights activist, had sent …

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Fraternal twins with Down syndrome are reaching thousands on social media

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A pair of twins from Nampa, Idaho, are taking the social media world by storm — but they aren’t your typical twins. Charlie and Milo McConnel are five years old, and they both have Down syndrome. With almost 300,000 followers on their social media accounts, they’re already making a big difference, with a …

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“The Hiring Chain” and the Circle of Inclusion

By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. Eileen Haupt is the mother of a lovely 22-year-old daughter with Down syndrome and co-founder of Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) A powerful video, The Hiring Chain, produced for 2021 World Down Syndrome Day (March 21), features a wonderful song that describes a life-affirming chain reaction kicked off when a baker …

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People with Down syndrome are challenging limits and artificially-set boundaries every day

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation March 21st, this past Sunday, is considered World Down Syndrome Day, a designation for honoring those who have an extra copy of chromosome 21. But stigmas and misinformation still abound. I heard recently about someone who said he supported the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. …

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Pro-life S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem says she will sign bill banning Down Syndrome abortions this week

By Dave Andrusko On Sunday, World Down Syndrome Day, pro-life South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sent out the following encouraging tweet The Governor’s announcement came as absolutely no surprise. It was her bill that the legislature enthusiastically supported! The state Senate unanimously approved House Bill 1110, banning abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down …

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