By Right to Life UK Editor’s note. The result highlighted in this story reposted a year ago from Right to Life UK, tragically will no doubt be repeated when statistics for 2020 are published. The number of babies born with Down syndrome in Denmark has reached a record low, with prenatal screening tests likely resulting in more …Continue reading "Down syndrome births at an all-time low in Denmark"
By Laura Echevarria Editor’s note. This appeared Tuesday on the blog of The Human Life Review and is reposted with permission. Laura Echevarria is Director of Communications and Press Secretary for National Right to Life. As I went through the paperwork, I was aware of a familiar hollow feeling in my chest. It was the …Continue reading "Targeting Down’s Today, Autism Tomorrow"
By Bridget Sielicki The beauty of people with Down syndrome is on display at a new art exhibit that opened earlier this month in Kansas City, Missouri. The exhibit, titled “Just as I Am,” is a portrait gallery of a variety of people with Down syndrome. According to photographer Randy Bacon’s website, “the project’s aim is to …Continue reading "Beauty of Down syndrome displayed in incredible new art exhibit"
By Colette Lloyd On July 6th and 7th 2021, Heidi Crowter made history. She is the first woman with Down syndrome to take the State to court over the discrimination inherent in our abortion law. Her co-claimants Máire Lea-Wilson and her son Aidan (pictured) also feel passionately about this discrimination. (At least, Máire does, Aidan …Continue reading "Downright Discrimination – the issues in the Heidi Crowter case"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Having a child with Down syndrome has seemingly become more difficult than ever in New Zealand, as parents are put under immense pressure to have an abortion after a prenatal diagnosis. A new investigative article for Stuff alleges that the medical industry is actively leading parents to choose abortion. Karen Loo recounted …Continue reading "Doctors ask mother in labor if she wants her baby with Down syndrome to be left to die"
By Right to Life UK A landmark case against the UK Government over the current discriminatory abortion law that allows abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome is being heard today at the High Court. Heidi Crowter, a 25-year-old woman from Coventry who has Down’s syndrome, together with Máire Lea-Wilson from Brentford, West London, whose …Continue reading "Woman with Down syndrome case against UK Govt over discriminatory abortion law is heard by High Court"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Corina Gander already had four daughters, ranging from 16 to 4, when she and her husband found out they were expecting their fifth baby. Initially, it was a “happy surprise” for the couple, but when they learned daughter had Down syndrome, Gander faced an uphill battle with very little support — but chose …Continue reading "Her husband left after a Down syndrome diagnosis, but she chose life anyway"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A bill to protect people with Down syndrome from prenatal discrimination is moving its way through the state legislature. The Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services Committee has advanced House Bill 1500, also known as the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This compassionate, common sense measure would …Continue reading "Bill to ban prenatal discrimination against babies diagnosed with Down syndrome advances in Pa. Senate"
By Right to Life UK Koh Sui Tin, a mother from Singapore, has recently spoken out about her experience of having a son with Down’s syndrome, and the influence doctors have in whether a woman has an abortion after a doctor informs her that there is a high probability of the child being born with …Continue reading "Mother ignored advice to abort her son who has Down’s syndrome, he is now “thriving”"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania lawmakers are sending a strong message to Governor Tom Wolf: Protect preborn babies with Down syndrome! By a bipartisan vote of 120-83, the House of Representatives Tuesday passed the Down Syndrome Protection Act. The measure, known as House Bill 1500, would ban abortion for the …Continue reading "Pa. House responds to tragically high number of abortions of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome"
By Dave Andrusko A split three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs’s injunction of “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” passed in 2019, which, among other provisions, bans abortions when the sole reason is a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The lawsuit was filed by …Continue reading "Missouri AG to appeal decision by appeals court panel not to reinstate law banning abortions based solely on diagnosis of Down syndrome"
By Jessie Morgan, Intern, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Today I offer you some alarming food-for-thought: we are living in a society in which people have the authority to determine that one human being is more worthy of life than another. Pennsylvania Representative Kate A. Klunk introduced legislation that would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion …Continue reading "The Ultimate Discrimination: Down Syndrome Abortions"