By Texas Right to Life Blogger Kelle Hampton recently shared a moving observation about what the world can learn from individuals with Down syndrome. Hampton’s nine-year-old daughter, Nella, has Down syndrome. In her 2012 memoir, Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected, Hampton shared the experience of discovering Nella had Down syndrome after her birth and …Continue reading "What the world can learn from people with Down syndrome"
A Redeeming Story Told Well By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris Imagine Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn,” only with a crab-pot thief and a young man with Down syndrome, instead of Tom and Huck. And instead of the mighty Mississippi, imagine the estuaries of North Carolina. And instead of skipping school to run away, imagine …Continue reading "‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’"
By Lianne Laurence NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom, August 29, 2019 — Georgie Wildgust wasn’t expected to live past age 10, but the Nottingham man celebrated his 77th birthday last Saturday in good health and in the company of family and friends. Born with Down syndrome, Wildgust is a retired gardener and described as “very independent” by …Continue reading "UK man with Down syndrome celebrates 77th birthday: ‘He is such a miracle’"
By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. …Continue reading "The Critical Role of Down Syndrome in opening the door to Legalized Abortion"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation One of Pennsylvania’s own will soon be gracing the big screen at Times Square in New York. Sixteen-year-old Chloe Kondrich, a vivacious student who happens to have Down syndrome, will be featured on the big double screen September 14th. Her captivating photo will be part of …Continue reading "PA Girl with Down Syndrome to be Featured in Times Square"
By Texas Right to Life Lucy Edmond’s warm smile greets visitors to the café at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow. The Evening Times reports that the 19-year-old has been a volunteer at the café for years. Not only is the experience beneficial to the patients and their families, the volunteer hours …Continue reading "Teen with Down syndrome volunteers to support cancer patients and their families"
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 …Continue reading "Mum who would have had abortion if she’d known baby had Down syndrome sues NHS"
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 …Continue reading "Man with Down syndrome wins prestigious ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award"
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 …Continue reading "She would have had an abortion, but now she is grateful for her baby with Down syndrome"
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 …Continue reading "“You’ve got this!” Young golfer with Down Syndrome partners with U.S. Open champion"
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 …Continue reading "Screening for ‘perfection’ and the need for the legacy of Jerome Lejeune"
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 …Continue reading "These parents are suing because their daughter with Down syndrome was ‘wrongfully born’"