Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

Nearly 40% of Danish babies prenatally diagnosed with major congenital heart disease are aborted

By Dave Andrusko There was never any doubt that once prenatal screening becomes nearly universal that it would not only be babies diagnosed with Down syndrome who would be “terminated” in massive numbers. Denmark, along with Iceland

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune and “the symphony of life”

By Dave Andrusko Although it’s now almost two decades back, I confess I did not know nearly as much as I should have about Dr. Jérôme Lejeune until he testified in Davis v. Davis, a 1989 custody

Mum of ‘one in a million’ twin with Down’s syndrome: “Our family is unique and I wouldn’t change it for the world”

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children When doctors told Todd and Nicola Bailey that their twin daughter Harper had Down’s syndrome, they broke the news by saying, “I’m so sorry”. But the proud parents

How the debate over aborting babies with Down syndrome is altering the abortion landscape

By Dave Andrusko Ruth Graham has probed two abortion-related topics much more even-handedly that we would ever expect from the redundantly pro-abortion Slate on-line magazine. Earlier today we posted an analysis of her take on APR (Abortion

True treasures whose lives should be cherished and celebrated

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She is a faithful volunteer–a leader really–who approaches her work at the church with diligence and determination. She also happens to have Down syndrome. The young woman is such

Protecting Children with Down Syndrome

By Maria Gallagher Children with Down syndrome would experience new protection, under bills being considered in the Pennsylvania legislature. The measures would ban the abortion of babies who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb.

Children with Down syndrome have the right to live even if you do not want them

An open letter to The Washington Post Editor Ruth Marcus: By David G. Lejeune, President, Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA Editor’s note. Mr. Lejeune drafted this open letter in response to The Washington Post op-ed titled “I would’ve aborted

I am Alfie Evans

By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) and author of “A Special Mother is Born” I am Alfie Evans. Unlike Alfie’s, my genetic anomaly is known. It has a name: Down syndrome. When

Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act Achieves Astounding Victory

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

Pro-choicer hopes people 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