The organization, “Down for Smiles,” was started by Phillip Flores in 2022. It has a mission “to share the joy, beauty, and ability within the Down syndrome community through free professional photos.” During a recent segment, Flores told NBC News that his daughter, Isabella Grace (Izzy), was the inspiration behind his launch of the organization. …Continue reading "“Our community is beautiful and it’s glorious, and it deserves to be screamed from the mountaintops and celebrated.”"
By Bridget Sielicki One Texas photographer has started a not-for-profit organization with the hope of letting the world see the beauty of those with Down syndrome while bringing greater awareness to the Down syndrome community. The organization, “Down for Smiles,” was started by Phillip Flores in 2022. It has a mission “to share the joy, beauty, and ability …Continue reading "This dad’s not-for-profit organization showcases the beauty of Down syndrome"
Discrimination against people with Down Syndrome starts in the womb. By Sarah Terzo Worldwide, most babies known to have Down syndrome are aborted. US statistics vary, but one study put the overall number at 67%. People Who Want to Abort Babies with Down Syndrome Give Their Reasons Rayna Rapp, who aborted a baby with Down syndrome herself, interviewed …Continue reading "Hateful Attitudes Against People with Down Syndrome and Abortion"
By Jean Garton Editor’s note. Although it does truly seem like yesterday, we lost this pro-life giant seven years ago. Jean, my friend of over 30 years, wrote many stories for NRL News and NRL News Today. Periodically, we run one of her terrific posts for those who were not privileged to read the magnificent …Continue reading "Two Jeromes (one exalted) and a physician’s duty to care for his patient"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser A new report from Insider Monkey examined which countries had the highest — and lowest — rates of Down syndrome, as well as why some countries had such low rates. Unsurprisingly, the reason was simple: abortion. The outlet praised the availability of “safe pregnancy termination” for allowing eugenic abortions to flourish. The countries with the …Continue reading "Why do some countries have low Down syndrome birth rates? Abortion."
By Dave Andrusko Cementing its status as one of the nation’s most pro-life states, South Dakota’s House State Affairs Committee today unanimously supported HB 1110 which, NRL News Today previously reported, bans abortion based on a diagnosis that the unborn child has Down syndrome. Pro-life Gov. Kristi Noem was actively involved. As Austin Goss reported today, …Continue reading "SD Committee unanimously approves proposal to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of 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 …Continue reading "What the world can learn from people with Down syndrome"
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. …Continue reading "The Critical Role of Down Syndrome in opening the door to Legalized Abortion"
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 …Continue reading "PA Girl with Down Syndrome to be Featured in Times Square"
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 …Continue reading "Teen with Down syndrome volunteers to support cancer patients and their families"
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 …Continue reading "She would have had an abortion, but now she is grateful for her baby 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 …Continue reading "Chloe Kondrich: the global impact of one young girl with Down Syndrome"