Law banning abortions based on Down syndrome diagnosis on its way to Utah Governor

Overwhelming support in House and Senate By Dave Andrusko A bill which would ban aborting babies solely because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome is now on its way to the desk of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. A month ago, the Utah House passed HB205 overwhelmingly, 54-17. Yesterday, the state Senate did its part with …

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Kentucky House passes bill to ban abortions on babies with Down syndrome

By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Life Site News. FRANKFORT, February 27, 2019 (Life Site News) – Following the advancement of multiple pro-life proposals, the Kentucky House voted this week to pass legislation that would ban abortions driven by discrimination against certain characteristics of the preborn child. …

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Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act Being Re-Introduced

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The popular Down Syndrome Protection Act is being reintroduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The bill bans abortion for the sole reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis. The legislation is a response to the high abortion rate among women whose unborn babies have been diagnosed …

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Mother of two children with Down syndrome speaks: “Down syndrome is a beautiful journey we had never planned on”

By Sarah Terzo Ashley Engele is a mom of two whose oldest child has Down syndrome, found out she was pregnant with her third baby, who also had down syndrome. She never considered abortion. Her first child, Rilynn, is now 4 1/2 years old. She writes: “Rilynn is just like any other precocious 4-year-old girl. …

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“The quality of a civilization can be measured by the respect it has for its weakest members. There is no other criterion”

By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. Eileen, a many times contributor to NRL News over the years, is co-founder, Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS). The following is a portion of her January 23 testimony to the Vermont House Human Services Committee. Eileen was one of our witnesses to testy to H. 57, “An act relating …

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Told to abort her baby due to doctor’s fear of Down’s Syndrome, Mom says no!

Baby born without Down syndrome, but Mom adds “we would love our child regardless of the disability” By Dave Andrusko Jordan Squires and her husband Johnathan say they “could now never imagine life” without their son Jay, who will turn two in February, but there would be no little boy if they had followed what …

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Oral Arguments on the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act next week in Cincinnati

Editor’s note. The following came from Ohio Right to Life. The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. SB 164 prohibits abortions for the sole reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Federal District Court Judge Timothy Black (appointed by President Obama) issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law from taking …

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Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) to Meet on January 18th at NRLC headquarters

By Eileen Haupt, Co-founder, Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) This year we will hold our 11th annual KIDS event. If you have a child, another family member, or friend, with Down syndrome, or simply want to show your support, and you are attending the March for Life in D.C. on January 18, I invite …

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Woman explains why she would abort child with down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo Mary Ann Bailey, saying why she would have an abortion if her baby tested positive for down syndrome: “Given a choice, I would rather my child did not have a disability. That’s all.” Bailey also says that a child born with down syndrome will have “potentially significant limitations” (p.66) and that even …

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Down syndrome: the joy of four mothers whose children are ‘different’

Editor’s note. This appeared on the web page of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation and is reposted with permission. Currently in the UK, 90% of people whose unborn child is diagnosed with Down syndrome decide to abort. Furthermore, no one believes that the introduction of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) could lead to a further increase in …

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Alarming rise in abortions of Down syndrome babies in UK

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children People with Down’s syndrome, their families and advocacy groups have expressed concern after revised figures revealed that the number of abortions for Down’s syndrome have increased by 50% over the last ten years. Earlier in the week, the Department of Health revised the published 2017 abortion statistics to include …

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Sharing a Secret of the Heart with moms who’ve learned their unborn baby has Down syndrome

By Eileen Haupt To the pregnant mother who has just learned through prenatal testing that her unborn baby has Down syndrome, I would like to let you in on a wonderful secret. If you could fully experience the awe revealed by this secret, you wouldn’t let anything get in the way of bringing your special …

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