Down syndrome births at an all-time low in Denmark

By Right to Life UK The number of babies born with Down  syndrome in Denmark has reached a record low, with prenatal screening tests likely resulting in more babies with the condition being aborted. According to the Copenhagen Post, statistics from the Danish Central Cytogenetic Registry (DCCR) show that just 18 babies with Down syndrome …

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Down syndrome abortions likely to increase after UK Govt announce rollout of new scheme

By Right to Life UK The UK Government has announced that it will be proceeding with the procurement and rollout of a nationwide testing scheme for Down syndrome which will likely lead to an increase of babies with Down syndrome being aborted. An investigation by the Sunday Times published earlier this year show that the number of babies born with …

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Mother of child with Down syndrome: abortion of handicapped babies “impoverishes us all”

By Sarah Terzo Editor’s note. My family will be gone on vacation through August 24. During that span we’ll run prior posts from the past year that remain timely and/or were particularly well-received. We will also add a new story or two as events dictate. From the mother of a child with Down syndrome: “I …

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“Barbaric discrimination”: Down syndrome abortion expected to soar under new testing programme

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Warnings have been issued indicating that the number of children aborted for having Down syndrome is expected to soar due to the rollout of a new pre-natal testing programme from the Department of Health and Social Care. “This programme which is designed to weed out and kill …

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Mom writes book to teach kids about Down syndrome

Editor’s note. This story comes from the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.  As the mother of a child with Down syndrome, Gail Hamblin is determined to make sure her son, Calvin, and those like him are able to live their best lives. Raising Calvin, she realized that there was a critical gap in children’s literature on Down …

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“Chloe’s Law” provides an antidote to the anti-life mentality that oppresses persons with an extra chromosome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation  It is the sixth anniversary of a milestone in Pennsylvania—the enactment of a law which provides education and support for pregnant women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. “Chloe’s Law,” also known as Act 130 of 2014, is landmark legislation which ensures that families …

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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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“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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