“Charlotte was just a few hours old when a maternity nurse suggested to me I could leave her at the hospital and return home to carry on my life without my baby,” Laitner said. “It was the first but not the last time I felt pitied to have a child with Down’s syndrome.” Yet her …Continue reading "Things only got worse from there."
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser A United Kingdom woman is telling the world about the terrible advice she received after giving birth to a daughter with Down syndrome. In an article written for the Daily Mail, she outlined how staff reacted to the surprise diagnosis, and how little compassion was shown for her baby — or for her. …Continue reading "Woman encouraged to abandon daughter with Down syndrome at the hospital"
Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We’ve been posting new and previously run stories all month. This appeared on the National Right to Life’s BuzzFeed page. Individuals with Down syndrome are precious gifts to our world. Here are just a few reasons why they are so awesome! 1.) They’re pointing out that every life …Continue reading "14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome"
By Nancy Valko This month, it was revealed that President Joe Biden “wants Congress to pass a law making abortions legal up to birth” after the US Supreme Court refused to temporarily block the Texas Heartbeat Law. While talking to a friend about this, I remembered a 2000 Voices magazine article I wrote about why every …Continue reading "My 2000 Voices Magazine Article: Who Wants a “Defective” Baby?"
By Eileen Haupt October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time to celebrate individuals who carry an extra 21st chromosome and to raise awareness about this most common genetic condition. In our family, this month we also celebrated a major milestone for my 22-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, Sadie—her first paycheck! She recently began working …Continue reading "Tremendous progress, but still a long way to go for children with Down syndrome"
By Right to Life of Michigan Since the 1980s, October has been Down Syndrome Awareness Month. For the past five decades, October has been a time for the abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome to be celebrated. Not just this month, but every day, we celebrate the accomplishment of babies living with Down …Continue reading "Down Syndrome Awareness Month reminds us that every child brought into this world, extra chromosome or not, deserves to live, to love, and to be loved"
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 Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation Brad was his name. He was the first student I ever taught who had Down syndrome. I was just entering my second year of full-time teaching. I held a Reading Specialist certificate and had taken several special education courses. So one might think I’d feel well prepared. …Continue reading "Why are we so afraid of Down syndrome?"
By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Catherine Daub, from the United States, has said that her eighth living child, William, who has Down’s syndrome, is her “greatest pro-life work”. Raising him has dispelled the negative assumptions about the condition that society and the media have imposed on the West. William was a surprise …Continue reading "Raising son with Down’s syndrome my “greatest pro-life work” says mother"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note: October is Down syndrome awareness month. This first appeared in October 2019. 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, …Continue reading "Even Snopes couldn’t get this wrong"
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.” All during October we’ll be running many new and previously published stories. This one …Continue reading "“You’re my light in the dark, and it’s a privilege to be your dad. Love always, daddy”"
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 17-year-old …Continue reading "The limitless possibilities for babies with Down syndrome"