By Right to Life UK A mum from Northern Ireland has recorded a moving song as her son turns one in order to help spread a positive message about Down’s syndrome. Peter and Sara did not know that their son had Down’s syndrome until after he was born. Sara said: “The scary thing was we …Continue reading "Mum records moving song to spread positive message on children with Down’s Syndrome"
She thought that letting this baby go since he will be a “blob,” might be the right thing to do. Then she had a baby with Down. By Sarah Terzo Janine Steck Huffman has a child with Down’s syndrome. But years before she gave birth to her son Nash, she was involved in the legal starvation death of Baby …Continue reading "Lawyer involved in the death of a baby with Down Syndrome has a change of heart"
By South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Editor’s note. In the near future, HB 1110 will complete its journey and arrive on the desk of pro-life Gov. Noem. This legislation, which the governor has strongly supported, would ban abortion based on a diagnosis that the unborn child has Down syndrome. Gov. Noem made these remarks on January 29, …Continue reading "Making South Dakota a symbol of hope, justice, and love for so many children yet to be born"
By Texas Right to Life In 2016, Sarah Ojar and her husband were expecting their second child. The couple, living in London, learned early that there were signs their son might have Down syndrome. In a post about their story on Love What Matters, Ojar wrote that the parents had already determined that they would not …Continue reading "Family repeatedly told to end baby’s life in abortion; today he is thriving"
By Dave Andrusko Advocates for children with Down syndrome in the UK are lamenting the latest step whose impact will ensure that the number of babies born with Down syndrome continues to shrink. “Public Health England announced that the non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) technique called ‘cell-free DNA’ (cfDNA) will be available as an additional test …Continue reading "Already frightening loss of children with Down syndrome will grow worse with new roll-out from Public Health England"
Posted on Facebook on Monday, the video has now been seen over a million times. By Doug Mainwaring CABOT, Arkansas, January 3, 2020 — A video of a young boy singing to his newborn brother with Down syndrome is capturing hearts across the nation as it goes viral on social media. Nicole Powell posted a …Continue reading "Video of boy singing to baby brother with Down syndrome captures hearts, goes viral"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found disturbing data about plummeting birth rates for babies with Down syndrome. Authored by Dr. Brian Skotko of MGH’s Down syndrome program, Gert de Graaf of the Dutch Down Syndrome Foundation, and Frank Buckley of Down Syndrome Education International, the study analyzed three years’ worth …Continue reading "Birth rates for babies with Down syndrome drop by over 50% in Europe"
Critics foresee even worse numbers when introduced in all hospitals By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story, part of our ongoing series which reposts especially relevant posts from one year ago, offered a grim warning. The easier (and earlier) it is to identify the possibility that an unborn baby may have Down syndrome, the more …Continue reading "30% more Babies with Down Syndrome aborted after 26 hospitals introduce Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in England"
By Right to Life UK Editor’s note. “Emmerdale” is a popular British soap opera which introduced a story line in which a couple decides to abort their baby after a diagnosis of Down syndrome (Down’s syndrome is the British spelling.) Actress Sally Phillips has accused ITV of being ‘irresponsible’ and causing ‘unnecessary hurt’ after a …Continue reading "Actress Sally Phillips accuses Emmerdale of being ‘irresponsible’ after Down’s syndrome abortion plotline"
By Dave Andrusko 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 18! I immediately thought of that story and of the 2017 story from CBS News about Iceland titled “What kind of society do you …Continue reading "When we abort children with Down syndrome on a massive scale, what does that say about us a culture?"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A recent People magazine carried the cover story of a “Grey’s Anatomy” actress whose second child has Down syndrome. The lovely cover photo of Caterina Scorsone and little Pippa is accompanied by a headline which reads, “My Daughter is Perfect.” In the article, Scorsone admits that, …Continue reading "People magazine stories celebrate the diversity of children with Down syndrome"
By Eileen Haupt In the 1980s, the newly formed National Down Syndrome Society worked to have October recognized as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This designation continues to this day and (in normal years), marked by some 250 communities across the U.S. holding local Buddy Walks, in support of individuals who possess that extra 21st …Continue reading "“The reality of having a baby with Down syndrome is nothing like your fear, and your sadness will be transformed into joy”"