Mum who would have had abortion if she’d known baby had Down syndrome sues NHS

The NHS says she actually refused the screening By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children In the latest “wrongful birth” lawsuit, a mother is suing the NHS [National Health Service] for allegedly not testing her unborn baby for Down syndrome, and so depriving her of the opportunity to abort him. “Would Have Terminated …

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Man with Down syndrome wins prestigious ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser John Cronin, founder of “John’s Crazy Socks,” has won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the New York region. Cronin is the first person with Down syndrome to ever win the award, considered one of the most prestigious business awards in the New York area. Cronin, along with …

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She would have had an abortion, but now she is grateful for her baby with Down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo Sherrill Rechner found out her son had Down syndrome after he was born, and was angry she hadn’t had a chance to abort him: “The geneticist calls. No, I don’t want to speak to her. I am furious with her, with all the doctors who caused this mess. They signed a paper …

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

By Eileen Haupt 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 someone else with him to share the spotlight– a young lady with Down syndrome whom he met a few months ago at a …

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Screening for ‘perfection’ and the need for the legacy of Jerome Lejeune

By Margaret Akers “Even the most disinherited belongs to our kin, because these victims are poorer than the poorest, and because the sorrow of the parents cannot be consoled by science. But should we capitulate in the face of our own ignorance and propose to eliminate those we cannot help?” — Jerome Lejeune Dr. Lejeune’s …

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These parents are suing because their daughter with Down syndrome was ‘wrongfully born’

By Jonathon van Maren June 12, 2019 – Last month, an Australian couple was granted an extension by the Supreme Court in Brisbane to sue the medical staff of a Gold Coast ultrasound clinic. The pending lawsuit is expected to be an enormous one, with extensive damages being sought as well as a personal injury …

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Pregnant mother given little support by doctors when she decided not to abort her daughter with Down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo Dee Bird was told her baby had Down syndrome and that she only had a 1% chance of surviving until birth. Abortion was suggested, but Bird decided to have her daughter Amellia. She says: “As long as Amellia is healthy and strong, she was showing me that she was putting up a …

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson calls his friend with Down syndrome “The Rock’s Rock”

By Texas Right to Life Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world. Johnson is best known for his gargantuan muscles and seemingly superhuman strength. Now, Johnson is sharing part of the story of how he became the strong person he is today and the credit he owes …

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Parents report how they were pressured to abort their child with Down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo In an Australian documentary, couples were interviewed about how medical providers pressured them when their babies were diagnosed in the womb with Down syndrome. Kathleen Simpkins has a daughter with Down syndrome. She says that when the tests came back positive for Down syndrome, the doctor tried frantically to get a hold …

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Mother of baby with down syndrome is asked why she didn’t abort

By Sarah Terzo Tia Marsili has two daughters with Down syndrome. With one of them, she learned of the diagnosis in the womb and chose not to abort. She says: “My sister looked at me and said, ‘Why didn’t you abort her?’ I said, ‘What? Because we love her, and she’s my baby, and we …

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Pennsylvania Teen Shows the Tremendous Gift of Children with Down Syndrome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation This is an incredible story of life, death, disability, and the power of an innocent child to bring people unity, hope and peace. Chloe Kondrich, a teenager with Down syndrome, has won worldwide acclaim for her advocacy efforts on behalf of children with disabilities. Chloe’s father, …

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The value of support following a Down Syndrome diagnosis

Editor’s note. This appears on the webpage of the Canadian pro-life organization, We Need a Law. Recently, we shared a story about how a doctor and obstetrician repeatedly pressured a mother to abort her child due to her potential Down syndrome diagnosis. The positive story shared below contrasts with that, and shows what a difference …

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