By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The young woman sat in the front row of the hearing, her eyes transfixed on the state legislators who would determine the fate of people like her—children who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome. In the end, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee delivered an early Mother’s …Continue reading "Down Syndrome Protection Act moving forward in Pa. Legislature"
By Texas Right to Life Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world. Johnson is best known for his gargantuan muscles and seemingly superhuman strength. Now, Johnson is sharing part of the story of how he became the strong person he is today and the credit he owes …Continue reading "Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson calls his friend with Down syndrome “The Rock’s Rock”"
By Sarah Terzo In an Australian documentary, couples were interviewed about how medical providers pressured them when their babies were diagnosed in the womb with Down syndrome. Kathleen Simpkins has a daughter with Down syndrome. She says that when the tests came back positive for Down syndrome, the doctor tried frantically to get a hold …Continue reading "Parents report how they were pressured to abort their child with Down syndrome"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Down Syndrome Protection Act has been reintroduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and referred to the House Health Committee. The latest Down syndrome bill is sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R–Allegheny County) and state Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York County). The bill has also …Continue reading "Down Syndrome Protection Act Re-Introduced in Pennsylvania"
By Sarah Terzo Tia Marsili has two daughters with Down syndrome. With one of them, she learned of the diagnosis in the womb and chose not to abort. She says: “My sister looked at me and said, ‘Why didn’t you abort her?’ I said, ‘What? Because we love her, and she’s my baby, and we …Continue reading "Mother of baby with down syndrome is asked why she didn’t abort"
Also signs enhancing abortion complications reporting By Dave Andrusko Pro-life Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson today continued signing pro-life bills into law. As NRL News Today reported last Wednesday, the House passed SB l2 that would protect unborn babies who would be aborted solely because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The vote was a …Continue reading "Arkansas governor signs bill banning abortion based on Down syndrome diagnosis"
Editor’s note. This appears on the webpage of the Canadian pro-life organization, We Need a Law. Recently, we shared a story about how a doctor and obstetrician repeatedly pressured a mother to abort her child due to her potential Down syndrome diagnosis. The positive story shared below contrasts with that, and shows what a difference …Continue reading "The value of support following a Down Syndrome diagnosis"
By Dave Andrusko Another pro-life bill has made its way to the desk of pro-life Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. On Wednesday, by a lopsided 75-11 vote, the House passed Senate Bill 2 that would protect unborn babies who would be aborted solely because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The Senate passed the same …Continue reading "Bill banning abortions based on Down syndrome diagnosis sent to Arkansas governor"
By Padgett Mozingo Editor’s note. Last Thursday was World Down Syndrome Day. We had so many great posts to share with readers that we couldn’t get them all in. Here is one example which I trust you will benefit from as much as I have. This appeared at limitlesspurpose.org/ This week, many across the United …Continue reading "Celebrate the wins and find support in challenges in our community."
By Erin Mersino Editor’s note. Friday is World Down Syndrome Day which is intended to “create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.” “Wow! That baby is tiny! How old is he?” “Almost two months old.” I reply. “That’s weird. He’s so small.” “Well, …Continue reading "World Down Syndrome Day: what makes a person happy and fulfilled?"
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, a time to recognize some under-valued people By Mary Cooney Thursday is World Down Syndrome Day. As many of you know, there is a real need to increase awareness about trisomy 21. Each year, about 6000 children are born with T21 in the United States. And they need …Continue reading "Faces of Down Syndrome"
By Sarah Terzo The mother of a child with Down Syndrome wrote: “When I hear about people who have aborted such a child [with Down syndrome] because they didn’t want him to have to “live a life like that,” I am incredulous. How someone comes to the conclusion that not allowing a child to live …Continue reading "Mother of child with Down syndrome speaks out against abortion"