“Not the ‘perfect baby’ that I expected, but she was exactly the baby I needed ”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As our many faithful readers know, each year all through October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we post new and previously published stories about children with Down syndrome and their wonderful families. Amy Julia Becker is author of “A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny.” …

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No child deserves to die because she has an extra chromosome

By Laura Echevarria, National Right to Life Director of Communications and Press Secretary Editor’s note. October is Down syndrome Awareness month. The following appeared in the October digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share the contents with your pro-life friends and family and urge them to sign up to receive NRL News …

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Stories about babies with Down syndrome illustrate media schizophrenia on abortion to a “T”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” All this month we’ve been running new and previously posted stories. It would be …

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How a child with Down Syndrome educated her father

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We are posting new and previously run stories as a way of helping to raise awareness. No doubt because two of my daughters have worked with kids with developmental needs, I am especially receptive to books about the challenges but also the rewards of …

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“Danny’s Downs But Love Is Up”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” We’ve been running new stories so far this month. Here is one that is …

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English woman awarded $360,000 in damages for “wrongful birth” of her son who has Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko A mother from Reading, England was awarded £200,000 ($363,000) in damages for the “wrongful birth” of her son Aleksander in January 2015. Edyta Mordel, 33, said she was not given the prenatal screening for Down syndrome as she had requested. Had she known her son would have Down syndrome, she would have …

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Life is Not Always What it Seems: the last shall be first and the first shall be last

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. As we do each year, we are posting new and reposting the best of previous run stories about people with Down syndrome and their families. Msgr. Charles Pope, from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., had just spend an afternoon taking part in a “webinar” …

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The importance of giving a face to “choice”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Sometimes, two events converge in a way that dramatizes the sanctity of all innocent human life. That is certainly the case in October, which has been designated both Respect Life month and Down Syndrome Awareness month. It is especially significant this year in Pennsylvania, where members …

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A “World Without Redheads”: What would it be like?

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As our many faithful readers know, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and all through it, we post new and older stories about children with Down syndrome and their wonderful families. The following post was prompted by an email sent to me a while back that came from a reader …

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Living out pro-life values towards people with Down syndrome

21 Pro-life Things You Can Do By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. Eileen, a many times contributor to NRL News Today and NRL News over the years, is co-founder, Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS). The month of October is proclaimed “Down Syndrome Awareness Month,” when we celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and …

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