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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“You’ve got this!” Young golfer with Down Syndrome partners with U.S. Open champion

By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. This story from a year back illustrating a “love of life” is absolutely timeless. I hope you enjoy reading (or re-reading). This past weekend, golfer Gary Woodland captured the prestigious U.S. Open Championship. The spotlight was shining bright on this 35-year-old golfer who won his first Major. But Woodland brought …

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Mum of baby with Down’s syndrome suing government over law allowing abortion up to birth for disability

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A mother of a child with Down’s syndrome is suing the government over the UK’s abortion law which allows disabled children to be aborted up until birth. Doctor Anthony McCarthy, SPUC Director of Research said: “When an unborn child is thought to have Down’s syndrome, it …

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Hannah Humes: a “Class Act”

“I am not a ‘special needs girl’ just a girl born with Down syndrome.” By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation People magazine recently featured an article entitled “Class Acts,” which profiled outstanding members of the high school class of 2020. Among the incredible seniors featured was Hannah Humes of Mason High School in …

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Chinese biotech firm boasts about ‘screening out’ Down syndrome children as huge moneymaker

The company brags that it has the technology in place to ‘avoid the birth of them’ and happily acknowledges the procedure is a ‘cash cow.’ By Doug Mainwaring A spokeswoman for a Chinese biotech company boasted that helping expectant parents around the world to “screen out” Down syndrome babies before they can be born is …

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Military mom after surprise Down syndrome diagnosis: ‘It made me love him more’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  Kristie Magnuson said she had a persistent feeling that her son would have Down syndrome. The Air Force wife was pregnant with her first child and halfway through her pregnancy when she stumbled across a blog post about coming to accept the diagnosis. Though she had declined all testing, that feeling wouldn’t go …

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Mom pressured to stop treating son with Down syndrome: ‘Make arrangements for his death’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A mom who faced pressure from doctors to have an abortion due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is speaking out about the horrific treatment she and her son faced — as well as the discrimination they still have to endure. In an article written for  The Mighty, Jackie Tang explained how from the very …

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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 The beauty of a child with Down syndrome is on full display in a television ad for department store giant Target. It is not the first time that the chain has featured a child with a disability in its advertising. But the commercial is a welcome …

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Teaming up to battle the UK’s discrimination against unborn babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Often, a movement for social justice may not take flight until it has a “face.” That is, when attempting to motivate the public to battle an injustice, it can make an enormous difference if someone comes to represent the evil that needs to be overcome. Enter, perhaps, Heidi Crowter, a 24-year-old young …

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Celebrate the wins and find support in challenges in our community.

By Padgett Mozingo  Editor’s note. Saturday was World Down Syndrome Day. This post appeared a year ago at www.limitlesspurpose.org and is so powerful I am re-positing it. This week, many across the United States and throughout the world celebrate those who have a little something extra. March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, representing the third copy …

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Decision whether to abort child with Down syndrome is theirs alone “Pro-choice liberal” couple say

Even though they did not abort their child By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Earlier this week we posted a life-affirming story by Leticia Velasquez, the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome.  The following is a post from several years back about a couple whose decision was positioned somewhere in …

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Amazon under fire for selling ‘make Down syndrome extinct’ t-shirt

The online retailer pulled the shirt without comment after a public outcry. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children March 12, 2020 — A Scottish mother, who has a six-year old son with Down syndrome, has slammed Amazon for selling t-shirts which read, ‘let’s make down syndrome extinct.’ She said: “To target a …

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