Teaming up to battle the UK’s discrimination against unborn babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Often, a movement for social justice may not take flight until it has a “face.” That is, when attempting to motivate the public to battle an injustice, it can make an enormous difference if someone comes to represent the evil that needs to be overcome. Enter, perhaps, Heidi Crowter, a 24-year-old young …

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

By Padgett Mozingo  Editor’s note. Saturday was World Down Syndrome Day. This post appeared a year ago at www.limitlesspurpose.org and is so powerful I am re-positing it. This week, many across the United States and throughout the world celebrate those who have a little something extra. March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, representing the third copy …

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Decision whether to abort child with Down syndrome is theirs alone “Pro-choice liberal” couple say

Even though they did not abort their child By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Earlier this week we posted a life-affirming story by Leticia Velasquez, the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome.  The following is a post from several years back about a couple whose decision was positioned somewhere in …

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Amazon under fire for selling ‘make Down syndrome extinct’ t-shirt

The online retailer pulled the shirt without comment after a public outcry. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children March 12, 2020 — A Scottish mother, who has a six-year old son with Down syndrome, has slammed Amazon for selling t-shirts which read, ‘let’s make down syndrome extinct.’ She said: “To target a …

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Mum of boy with Down syndrome pleads with PM not to permit abortion for the condition in Northern Ireland

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A Northern Ireland mother whose son has Down syndrome has made an emotional plea to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him not to permit abortion for the condition.  Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of Communications said: “It is barbaric that a child who may have a disability …

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Mother of child with Down syndrome speaks out

By Sarah Terzo When tests reveal that preborn babies have Down syndrome, the majority of women decide to abort. Here are the reflections of one woman who has a child with Down syndrome: Whenever I am out with Margaret, I’m conscious that she represents a group whose ranks are shrinking because of the wide availability …

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Video of boy singing to baby brother with Down syndrome captures hearts, goes viral

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 …

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Down Syndrome, the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, and Abortion

By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. This appeared on Nancy’s blog and is reposted with permission. In a beautiful op-ed in the December 23, 2019 Wall Street Journal titled “Down Syndrome and the Gift of Innocence,” William McGurn writes about a small group of contemplative nuns called the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb who reside …

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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 …

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30% more Babies with Down Syndrome aborted after 26 hospitals introduce Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in England

Critics foresee even worse numbers when introduced in all hospitals By Dave Andrusko I vividly recall how Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) was first packaged. First, women could learn earlier in their pregnancy that their baby had a “marker” indicating he or she was likely to have a genetic anomaly, most often Down syndrome. That would …

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New Book Celebrates The Lives Of Children With Down Syndrome

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A new book highlighting the positives of having a child with Down syndrome has just been launched and features the testimonies of families across the UK. The book, Wouldn’t Change A Thing, hopes to dispel the fear that can consume new parents when they receive a …

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“You’re my light in the dark, and it’s a privilege to be your dad. Love always, daddy”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today concludes 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 during October we’ve been running many new and previously published stories. This one …

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