What the world can learn from people with Down syndrome

By Texas Right to Life Blogger Kelle Hampton recently shared a moving observation about what the world can learn from individuals with Down syndrome. Hampton’s nine-year-old daughter, Nella, has Down syndrome. In her 2012 memoir, Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected, Hampton shared the experience of discovering Nella had Down syndrome after her birth and …

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The Critical Role of Down Syndrome in opening the door to Legalized Abortion

By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. …

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PA Girl with Down Syndrome to be Featured in Times Square

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation One of Pennsylvania’s own will soon be gracing the big screen at Times Square in New York. Sixteen-year-old Chloe Kondrich, a vivacious student who happens to have Down syndrome, will be featured on the big double screen September 14th. Her captivating photo will be part of …

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Teen with Down syndrome volunteers to support cancer patients and their families

By Texas Right to Life Lucy Edmond’s warm smile greets visitors to the café at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow. The Evening Times reports that the 19-year-old has been a volunteer at the café for years. Not only is the experience beneficial to the patients and their families, the volunteer hours …

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She would have had an abortion, but now she is grateful for her baby with Down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo Sherrill Rechner found out her son had Down syndrome after he was born, and was angry she hadn’t had a chance to abort him: “The geneticist calls. No, I don’t want to speak to her. I am furious with her, with all the doctors who caused this mess. They signed a paper …

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Chloe Kondrich: the global impact of one young girl with Down Syndrome

Editor’s note. Kurt and Chloe Kondrich, a teenager with Down syndrome, tell “an incredible story of life, death, disability, and the power of an innocent child to bring people unity, hope and peace,” to quote Maria Gallagher. This wonderful Father/Daughter team will be featured at NRLC 2019’s closing banquet, Saturday night, July 6. NRL News …

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These parents are suing because their daughter with Down syndrome was ‘wrongfully born’

By Jonathon van Maren June 12, 2019 – Last month, an Australian couple was granted an extension by the Supreme Court in Brisbane to sue the medical staff of a Gold Coast ultrasound clinic. The pending lawsuit is expected to be an enormous one, with extensive damages being sought as well as a personal injury …

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A wonderful “ lobbyist” for Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania student Mary Lapkowicz made national news when she accepted a prom-proposal from her friend, popular high school quarterback Ben Moser. The reason? Mary has an extra chromosome, and so inclusion has always been a big issue for her. But it wasn’t for Ben, who had always …

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Pa. House overwhelmingly passes Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Beneath a quote which reads, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday testified to the truth that people with disabilities should be protected. By an overwhelming vote of 117-76, the PA House chose to …

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Pregnant mother given little support by doctors when she decided not to abort her daughter with Down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo Dee Bird was told her baby had Down syndrome and that she only had a 1% chance of surviving until birth. Abortion was suggested, but Bird decided to have her daughter Amellia. She says: “As long as Amellia is healthy and strong, she was showing me that she was putting up a …

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Planned Parenthood lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Planned Parenthood has come down squarely on the side against disability rights in Pennsylvania. The abortion giant has been lobbying hard against House Bill 321, the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This common sense bill would ban abortion in cases of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. …

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Down Syndrome Protection Act could reach Pennsylvania House for final passage by next week

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Despite repeated pro-abortion Democrat stall tactics, Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act advanced in the House of Representatives today. This sets the stage for a showdown vote on final passage as early as next week. House Bill 321 is an important piece of disability rights legislation which …

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