Screening for ‘perfection’ and the need for the legacy of Jerome Lejeune

By Margaret Akers “Even the most disinherited belongs to our kin, because these victims are poorer than the poorest, and because the sorrow of the parents cannot be consoled by science. But should we capitulate in the face of our own ignorance and propose to eliminate those we cannot help?” — Jerome Lejeune Dr. Lejeune’s …

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Two Jeromes (one exalted) and a physician’s duty to care for his patient

By Jean Garton Editor’s note. The late Jean Garton is best known to pro-lifers for her masterful and early pro-life classic, “Who Broke the Baby?” Over the years she contributed many, many stories to National Right to Life News. When we lost her two years ago, it left a huge void. I made myself a …

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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 dispute involving seven human embryos who had not been implanted and were in a frozen condition. I knew …

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‘To kill or not to kill, that is the question’

A new film about Jerome Lejeune shows the drama of his life after identifying the cause of Down syndrome. By Mary Le Rumeur It is August 1969 in San Francisco and Professor Jerome Lejeune is addressing the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Ten years earlier he had discovered the genetic cause …

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Two Jeromes (one exalted) and a physician’s duty to care for his patient

By Jean Garton Editor’s note. This appears in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. Jean’s story, and all other columns, news stories, and commentary can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMay2016.pdf. Please forward this story and the link to the entire issue to your pro-life friends and family. In my whole life I …

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A delightful introduction to Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

By Dave Andrusko 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 dispute involving seven human embryos who had not been implanted and were in a frozen condition. Sure, I knew he had discovered the genetic cause …

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