Category Archives: Down Syndrome

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.

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,

“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

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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

American eugenics is targeting Down syndrome kids

They are considered to be a public health problem and unwarranted financial drain on society By Christopher M. Reilly The abortion of as many as 90 percent of unborn American children diagnosed with Down syndrome and the

Hoping people listen to their better angels when their baby has Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Chris Kaposy, a bioethicist and the father of Aaron who has Down syndrome, has written a book titled, “Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Technologies.” He wrote a thoughtful op-ed for the