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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Celebrate the wins and find support in challenges in our community.

By Padgett Mozingo Editor’s note. Last Thursday was World Down Syndrome Day. We had so many great posts to share with readers that we couldn’t get them all in. Here is one example which I trust you will benefit from as much as I have. This appeared at limitlesspurpose.org/ This week, many across the United …

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The Critical Role of Down Syndrome in opening the door to Legalized Abortion

By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) Editor’s note. Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day. When abortion was unthinkable in the fifties, abortion activists had to find a chink in the armor of society’s love for the unborn child to justify abortion. They had to find the original hard case. They …

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World Down Syndrome Day: what makes a person happy and fulfilled?

By Erin Mersino Editor’s note. Friday is World Down Syndrome Day which is intended to “create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.” “Wow! That baby is tiny! How old is he?” “Almost two months old.” I reply. “That’s weird. He’s so small.” “Well, …

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Mother of child with Down syndrome speaks out against abortion

By Sarah Terzo The mother of a child with Down Syndrome wrote: “When I hear about people who have aborted such a child [with Down syndrome] because they didn’t want him to have to “live a life like that,” I am incredulous. How someone comes to the conclusion that not allowing a child to live …

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Down Syndrome Protection Act Proves Every Life is Precious

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pageant contestant Mikayla Holmgren is a true trailblazer. In 2017, the young woman became the first person with Down syndrome to ever compete in a Miss USA state competition. Meanwhile, Chloe Kondrich is a teenager who has accomplished more in her young life than some people …

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