Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

Pro-choicer asks people to choose to listen to the better angels of their nature 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 new book titled, “Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Technologies.” This week he wrote a thoughtful

Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passes bill protecting babies with Down Syndrome Diagnoses

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Children with Down syndrome and their families achieved an astounding victory this week, as the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation designed to protect preborn babies who have

Bill Protecting Babies with Down Syndrome Diagnoses Passes Pennsylvania House of Representative

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Preborn babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will be protected under a bill passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The House approved the measure on Monday. “People with Down syndrome contribute

Bill Protecting Babies with Down Syndrome Diagnoses Passes PA House Health Committee

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Preborn babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will be protected under a bill passed Monday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health Committee. The measure passed by a 17 – 09 vote.

Breaking Down (syndrome) discrimination is a feminist issue

Mums who have accepted children with Down syndrome lead the way. By Rachael Wong forward by email Earlier this month, the disability-led stage production, “You Know We Belong Together”, was a hit at the Perth Festival. Julia

Dad of son with Down syndrome laments barbarism of abandoning children, but says must be legal to abort children like his son

By Dave Andrusko I confess I didn’t see this coming, but I sure should have. Shame on me for not anticipating how the Media Elite would respond to what is clearly a gaffe. We wrote three stories

Stories of #ALifeWorthLiving

By Matthew Wagner Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. We recently asked for stories from people who have been blessed to have individuals with Down syndrome in their lives. Here are

Abortion thrives on discrimination, on the inhumane belief that some lives are better than others

By Jen Taggart Pushing moms to abort babies diagnosed with Down syndrome isn’t about respecting a woman’s privacy, it’s about lethal discrimination. That’s what Pregnancy Help News writer Katie Franklin argued in a letter published this week

Each baby with Down syndrome should be treated as a prince or princess

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was an experience unlike any I had had before in my six years roaming the corridors of the Pennsylvania Capitol, pleading on behalf of preborn babies and their

Being the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome made me a much better person

By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) Editor’s note. Today is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. I spent an hour today helping my 16-year-old daughter get ready for her day at the local

The perfect Facebook video for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

By Eileen Haupt, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) A tender recent video gone viral, made by “50 mums, 50 kids, and one extra chromosome” for today’s celebration of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, beautifully

The power of a great God to change hearts and minds

By Dave Andrusko I remember back to 2011 when the United Nations passed a resolution formally recognizing March 21 as World Down Syndrome Recognition Day. The following year I recall finding the stories split between celebrating the