By Right to Life UK Editor’s note. “Emmerdale” is a popular British soap opera which introduced a story line in which a couple decides to abort their baby after a diagnosis of Down syndrome (Down’s syndrome is the British spelling.) Actress Sally Phillips has accused ITV of being ‘irresponsible’ and causing ‘unnecessary hurt’ after a …Continue reading "Actress Sally Phillips accuses Emmerdale of being ‘irresponsible’ after Down’s syndrome abortion plotline"
By Dave Andrusko Back in September we repost a story that told the grim truth about the fate of babies with Down syndrome in Denmark. In 2019 there were virtually none—just 18! I immediately thought of that story and of the 2017 story from CBS News about Iceland titled “What kind of society do you …Continue reading "When we abort children with Down syndrome on a massive scale, what does that say about us a culture?"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A recent People magazine carried the cover story of a “Grey’s Anatomy” actress whose second child has Down syndrome. The lovely cover photo of Caterina Scorsone and little Pippa is accompanied by a headline which reads, “My Daughter is Perfect.” In the article, Scorsone admits that, …Continue reading "People magazine stories celebrate the diversity of children with Down syndrome"
By Eileen Haupt In the 1980s, the newly formed National Down Syndrome Society worked to have October recognized as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This designation continues to this day and (in normal years), marked by some 250 communities across the U.S. holding local Buddy Walks, in support of individuals who possess that extra 21st …Continue reading "“The reality of having a baby with Down syndrome is nothing like your fear, and your sadness will be transformed into joy”"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A groundbreaking photo now hangs in the West Wing of the White House. It depicts a girl with Down syndrome hugging the Vice President. It is believed to be the first photo of a person with an extra chromosome ever to grace the corridor of power …Continue reading "Chloe Kondrich is the hope of a generation that believes the possibilities for persons with Down syndrome are limitless."
By Dave Andrusko 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.” We’ve been running new and reposted stories so far this month. Here is one …Continue reading "“Danny’s Downs But Love Is Up”"
By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) and author of “A Special Mother is Born” Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All this month we’ve been publishing new stories and reposting especially encouraging older posts about the blessings of families with children with Down syndrome. Rick Smith, the effervescent dad …Continue reading "It starts with the word yes! Special Parents for Special Needs Kids"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All this month we are publishing new stories and reposting especially encouraging older posts about the blessings of families with children with Down syndrome. This first appeared in 2016. I’m grateful to Kathy Sinott at EWTN for alerting me to an article by …Continue reading "Parents should be informed about research demonstrating the positive impact on families of having a child with Down Syndrome"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser 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 during October we’ll be running many new and previously published stories. October is …Continue reading "‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actress shares sweet photos of daughter with Down syndrome"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As our many faithful readers know, each year all through October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we post new and previously published stories about children with Down syndrome and their wonderful families. Amy Julia Becker is author of “A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny.” …Continue reading "“Not the ‘perfect baby’ that I expected, but she was exactly the baby I needed”"
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 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 Kondrich. The 16-year-old …Continue reading "The limitless possibilities for babies with Down syndrome"
By Dave Andrusko This does fall under the category of “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.” Snopes is arguably the most self-important “fact checker” around, yet layered with biases so thick that, if they were paint, you could cover an entire house. But they actually got one right—and it involved …Continue reading "Even Snopes couldn’t get this wrong"