Category Archives: Down Syndrome

Ohio on verge of passing Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

By Dave Andrusko The reliably pro-abortion Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch tells us the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act has been “offered in four consecutive sessions of the General Assembly.” For numerous and sundry reasons a measure to protect babies

Denmark aborted all but 4 babies diagnosed with Down syndrome last year

By Claire Chretien December 6, 2017 – A Danish official is using the four children with Down syndrome who weren’t aborted in Denmark last year to argue that his country’s policy is not to kill everyone with

First woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss USA pageant makes history

By Kristi Burton Brown Over Thanksgiving weekend, 22-year-old Mikayla Holmgren competed in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant. She is the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA pageant. “I want the whole world

Couple who adopted two children with Down syndrome: reality turned out better than our dreams

By Texas Right to Life Editor’s note. November is Adoption Awareness Month. NRL News Today has run adoption related stories, new and previously posted, all this month. A Minnesota couple who have adopted two children from opposite

Mother of girl with Down syndrome: Imagine people in your community wanting you dead

By Cassy Fiano Down syndrome has been a hot topic in the media recently, and for a very disturbing reason. The media has been enthusiastically promoting the idea of completely eradicating people with Down syndrome from the

Mother resists pressure to abort twin suspected of having Down syndrome

Mom says her son with Down syndrome is “my beautiful, happy and healthy boy” By Dave Andrusko To the doctor with his views on children with Down syndrome, it probably seemed only natural to offer his apologies

Ohio Senate votes in favor of Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

By Dave Andrusko Both houses of the Ohio legislature have now passed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. On November 15, following quickly after the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee voted in favor of SB 164,

Ohio Senate Committee votes in favor of Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

House has already passed identical bill By Dave Andrusko Less than three weeks after the Ohio House passed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee voted in favor of SB 164

Automatic prenatal test for Down syndrome puts babies at greater risk of being screened out

The test "is likely to result in an increase in the number of children with Down’s syndrome screened out by termination." Image: Getty.

“Travelling in opposite direction to good, ethical prenatal care” By SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Ethicists and Down syndrome advocates have raised concerns about a new process for prenatally screening for chromosomal conditions, which,

Ohio House votes to ban abortions on babies with Down syndrome

By Nancy Flanders The Ohio House passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions based on prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome. The Ohio Senate has an identical bill on the table. House Bill 214, also known as

“Let’s be America, not Iceland or Denmark”: Frank Stephens’ powerful testimony against targeting unborn babies with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Last week we posted a brief, but extraordinary post from our friend Wesley J. Smith. Wesley referred his readers to testimony given by Frank Stephens to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and

Families willing to adopt children with special needs “are all around us”

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A few years ago, a principal from my local elementary school decided with her husband to expand her family by adopting a little girl with Down syndrome. The couple