What does it say about us as a culture when we abort children with Down syndrome on a massive scale?

By Dave Andrusko When it comes to slippery slopes, few, if any, can match Iceland’s extermination of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. Nowadays, there are virtually no children with Down syndrome to be seen anywhere. For the most part, outsiders were clueless until the 2017 story from CBS News about Iceland titled “What kind …

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American Academy of Pediatrics changes guidelines on Down syndrome diagnosis

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  The way parents receive a Down syndrome diagnosis will hopefully be changing after years of advocacy. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is updating their guidelines on how medical professionals deliver a diagnosis, something that could be potentially life-saving. The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN) originally launched on World Down Syndrome Day …

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When we abort children with Down syndrome on a massive scale, what does that say about us as a culture?

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first appeared in November 2020. I thought I would share it will you because the message is more relevant than ever. Back in September we repost a story that told the grim truth about the fate of babies with Down syndrome in Denmark. In 2019 there were virtually none—just …

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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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Teacher disciplined after Down syndrome remark: ‘I would have killed it’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A teacher in Auckland, New Zealand, was disciplined after leaving a message on a video posted online by the mother of a child with Down syndrome. The teacher said she would have “killed it,” referring to the child. The New Zealand Herald reported that the mother of a child with Down syndrome …

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A Bill Signing in West Virginia on World Down Syndrome Day

By Mary Anne Buchanan, West Virginians for Life Office Manager The Unborn Child with Down Syndrome Protection and Education Act was signed today, March 21, by pro-life Governor Jim Justice before a number of pro-life legislators and bill sponsors including Lead Sponsors Senator Patricia Rucker and Delegate Kayla Kessinger.  Coinciding with World Down Syndrome Day, …

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What’s so special about eugenic abortion: a Down syndrome parent sends notes from the battlefield

Editor’s note. This appears at Secular Pro-Life and is reposted with permission. This guest post was written by Kristina Artuković. Today is World Down Syndrome Day! Did you know? A non-antagonizing piece of information. A picture of a cute kid with Down syndrome. A graphic with socks. Fuzzy inclusive feelings. Too bad it’s not always …

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The power of a great God to change hearts and minds

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today is World Down Syndrome Day. The following appeared several years ago in NRL News Today. I remember back to 2011 when the United Nations passed a resolution formally recognizing March 21 as World Down Syndrome Recognition Day. The following year I recall finding the stories split between celebrating the …

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Woman with Down’s syndrome granted permission to have her case against the Govt. over discriminatory abortion law heard

By Right to Life UK The Court of Appeal will hear a landmark case against the UK Government over its discriminatory abortion laws after a judge granted permission for the case to be heard. Heidi Crowter, 26, from Coventry, who herself has Down’s syndrome, is challenging the Government over a disability clause in its abortion …

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World Health Organization social media post lists Down syndrome as a birth defect to be ‘prevented’

By Nancy Flanders  Individuals with Down syndrome and their families were shocked and disheartened by a recent social media post from The World Health Organization (WHO) last week that listed Down syndrome as a birth defect that can be prevented. However, there is no way to prevent Down syndrome itself. “Eliminating” Down syndrome really means …

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“I am Chloe Emmanuelle Kondrich and I am NOT a ‘severe birth defect.’”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Some disability rights activists have taken to Twitter to condemn the World Health Organization for categorizing Down syndrome as among “the most common severe birth defects.” The activists consider the WHO tweet to be dehumanizing and disrespectful to the many individuals around the globe who are …

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