Doctors ask mother in labor if she wants her baby with Down syndrome to be left to die

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  Having a child with Down syndrome has seemingly become more difficult than ever in New Zealand, as parents are put under immense pressure to have an abortion after a prenatal diagnosis. A new investigative article for Stuff alleges that the medical industry is actively leading parents to choose abortion. Karen Loo recounted …

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Woman with Down syndrome case against UK Govt over discriminatory abortion law is heard by High Court

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 is being heard today at the High Court. Heidi Crowter, a 25-year-old woman from Coventry who has Down’s syndrome, together with Máire Lea-Wilson from Brentford, West London, whose …

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Her husband left after a Down syndrome diagnosis, but she chose life anyway

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  Corina Gander already had four daughters, ranging from 16 to 4, when she and her husband found out they were expecting their fifth baby. Initially, it was a “happy surprise” for the couple, but when they learned daughter had Down syndrome, Gander faced an uphill battle with very little support — but chose …

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Bill to ban prenatal discrimination against babies diagnosed with Down syndrome advances in Pa. Senate

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A bill to protect people with Down syndrome from prenatal discrimination is moving its way through the state legislature. The Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services Committee has advanced House Bill 1500, also known as the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This compassionate, common sense measure would …

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Mother ignored advice to abort her son who has Down’s syndrome, he is now “thriving”

By Right to Life UK Koh Sui Tin, a mother from Singapore, has recently spoken out about her experience of having a son with Down’s syndrome, and the influence doctors have in whether a woman has an abortion after a doctor informs her that there is a high probability of the child being born with …

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Pa. House responds to tragically high number of abortions of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania lawmakers are sending a strong message to Governor Tom Wolf: Protect preborn babies with Down syndrome! By a bipartisan vote of 120-83, the  House of Representatives Tuesday passed the Down Syndrome Protection Act. The measure, known as House Bill 1500, would ban abortion for the …

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Missouri AG to appeal decision by appeals court panel not to reinstate law banning abortions based solely on diagnosis of Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko A split three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs’s injunction of “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” passed in 2019, which, among other provisions, bans abortions when the sole reason is a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The lawsuit was filed by …

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The Ultimate Discrimination: Down Syndrome Abortions

By Jessie Morgan, Intern, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Today I offer you some alarming food-for-thought: we are living in a society in which people have the authority to determine that one human being is more worthy of life than another. Pennsylvania Representative Kate A. Klunk introduced legislation that would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion …

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“We need to love these children inside the womb and outside of the womb”

HB 1500, which would bar abortions for the reason of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In an emotional appeal to the hearts and minds of her fellow legislators, Pennsylvania state Representative Kate Klunk (R-York County) urged the House Health Committee to approve Down syndrome protection …

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Missouri AG reminds us the depth of our loss when we target babies with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Eric Schmitt is the pro-life attorney general of Missouri about whose energetic work on behalf of life we’ve gladly written about before. Today, we’re combining (a) AG Schmitt’s role in leading a coalition of 22 states defending an Arkansas law that would prohibit abortions that are performed solely because the abortionist knows …

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“The ground is shifting” on laws preventing abortionists from knowingly aborting a child because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko David Crary is a well-respected reporter for the Associated Press who writes on abortion given half a chance. Well, like all political reporters, Mr. Crary has recently been the beneficiary of several whole chances.  First, after months of consideration, the Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear the state of Mississippi defend its …

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“A pre-natal Down syndrome diagnosis should not be a death sentence.” 22 states file amicus brief defending Arkansas law against discrimination-based abortion

By Dave Andrusko Elsewhere today we reported how  Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA) were joined by 17 senators and 65 members of the House in filing a brief with the Supreme Court asking the justices to uphold Arkansas’s law to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from abortion. The case is …

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