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  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madison’s...
  • First Thing We Do Let’s Kill All the Handicapped

    06/02/2016 6:16:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The so-called handicap justification for abortion suffers from the same flaw as nearly every other argument for abortion. It simply assumes that the unborn child is not human. If you don’t believe me then try a little experiment the next time you hear someone try to use this justification. Simply say, “I agree. The best way to eliminate handicaps is to kill all children with handicaps.” The response will be swift and emphatic. It always is. The person arguing that detecting a handicap during pregnancy can justify abortion will inevitably offer the same point of clarification: “No, I’m not saying...
  • 20-Year-Old Texan With Down Syndrome Becomes Youngest Business Owner in Town W/ Shaved Ice Start-Up

    05/04/2016 7:21:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | BRIAN LISI
    20-year-old Texan with Down syndrome becomes youngest business owner in town with shaved ice start-upSnow yeah! May 7 marks the official opening of Blake's Snow Shack, in Sanger, Texas, making founder Blake Pyron the youngest business owner in town at the age of 20. Despite being born with Down syndrome, Pyron continues to rack up accomplishments, from being named prom king to acting as the captain of his football team, thanks in part to parents who refused to have their son denied any opportunities. "When you're handed a child with special needs, society doesn't tell you to expect a lot,"...
  • Father’s Touching Letter to His Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day Goes Viral

    04/28/2016 10:34:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Apr 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many fathers have penned heartwarming letters to their daughters on their wedding days, but few have reached eyes beyond their little girl’s. Paul Daugherty made a rare exception when he shared his letter to his daughter Jillian on her wedding day with The Mighty, a news website dedicated to reporting about issues that affect people with disabilities, diseases and mental illnesses. Jillian has Down syndrome. As her parents watched her grow, they heard people say that Jillian would never play sports or go to college or get married. On June 27, 2015, Paul’s little girl proved the doubters wrong when...
  • Indiana Gov. Signs Law Banning Abortion of Babies with Down's Syndrome

    03/25/2016 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ben Graham
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed a new pro-life bill into law Thursday that will, among other things, prevent the abortions of babies diagnosed with a disability or defect. “Some of my most precious moments as governor have been with families of children with disabilities, especially those raising children with Down syndrome,” said Pence. “We are pleased that our state values life no matter an individual’s potential disability, gender or race,” Mike Fichter, president and chief executive of Indiana Right to Life, said in a statement. “We also believe that the other measures in the bill are positive steps forward...
  • Poland Considers Banning Abortion After Baby Born Alive Dies Screaming for an Hour

    03/25/2016 10:09:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.
    WARSAW (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a baby in Poland born after two botched abortion attempts was allowed to die after screaming for an hour, a national debate has re-opened over whether abortion should be banned in the country. Witnesses say an abortion performed March 7 at Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw resulted in the birth of a live 24-week baby, who was left to scream in agony for an hour until he died. Personnel did not help the child in any way. After the baby survived the administration of abortifacients on Friday, the doctor induced birth on Sunday, leaving the unborn...
  • 5 things to know about Down syndrome on World Down Syndrome Day

    03/21/2016 5:59:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 21, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Each year, people around the world celebrate Down syndrome and advocate for awareness on March 21, World Down Syndrome Day. While we have made incredible gains towards acceptance of people with Down syndrome, there is still a very long way to go. The vast majority of babies who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are still aborted. Adults with Down syndrome are still discriminated against, and treated as less valuable than people with the typical number of chromosomes. Politicians and pundits openly call for the forced abortion and euthanization of people with Down syndrome. Ignorance still abounds about Down...
  • Joey Feek’s Amazing Love for Her Baby With Down Syndrome is an Inspiration for Everyone

    03/19/2016 1:35:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | Leticia Velasquez
    On March 4, the world of pop culture mourned the passing of Joey Feek. She was a country duet singer with her husband Rory, a TV and radio host, a mother of a child with Down syndrome, and, a woman who just gave the world an unforgettable lesson about the love of family, and death with true dignity. Married in 2006, Rory and Joey achieved fame on the Country Music Television singing competition “Can You Duet?” in 2008. Their first album, topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in March. The Feeks earned three nominations, including new artist of the...
  • Mother Invents Special Eyeglasses Just for People With Down Syndrome

    02/29/2016 10:25:50 PM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 29, 2016 | Conor Beck
    Noticing a need, a single mother of four from Ohio sacrificed her time to invent a special pair of eyeglasses for kids with Down syndrome. Maria Dellapina realized that children with Down syndrome often struggle to find a pair of glasses that fit while shopping for her young daughter Erin, who has the condition, she told Cleveland 19 News. Dellapina said the glasses Erin tried kept slipping down her face. However, when Dellapina called eyeglasses manufacturers to tell them of the need for special glasses, they told her that such a product was not necessary, she said. That’s when she...
  • Mom of Baby With Down Syndrome Campaigns to Stop Abortions on Them: “They Benefit Our Lives”

    02/04/2016 8:38:28 PM PST · by kathsua · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Conor Beck
    In 2014, the British government reported 12 late-term unborn babies were aborted simply because they had Down syndrome. This disturbing statistic is prompting one mother of a boy with the condition to put a stop to the deadly, discriminatory practice. Sarah Roberts from Guildford, England, is a mother of three who is trying to convince others that the lives of those with Down syndrome have value. Roberts’ son Oscar has the genetic disorder. She tells Eagle radio: “A lot of the children we hang around with are typical children. They don’t necessarily notice any differences yet but I’m sure as...
  • Watch A Man Eat Hillary Sticker Behind Her At Post-Iowa Caucus Speech

    02/02/2016 12:52:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Feb 01, 2016 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    If you watched Hillary Clinton's speech following Monday night's Iowa Caucuses, you might have noticed some oddities.
  • Teen With Down Syndrome Becomes One of the Youngest Business Owners Ever

    01/26/2016 10:45:08 PM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Blake Pyron and his family refuse to be held back by a world of “can’t”s. When Blake was born, doctors diagnosed him with Down syndrome and told his family that he may never walk or talk, his mother, Mary Ann Pyron, told ABC 13 News. “They didn’t give us much hope for Blake’s plans, but we had faith,” Mary Ann said. Twenty years later, Blake and his family are challenging all the predictions about what the young man could and couldn’t do in life. This winter, Blake hopes to become the youngest business owner in his hometown of Sanger, Texas,...
  • 'I got hit by the love bug'

    01/25/2016 12:19:58 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/16 | Zoe Szathmary
    The sole restaurant owner living with Down syndrome in the US is closing up shop after five years so he can relocate to Denver, Colorado, so he can be near his girlfriend, who also has Down syndrome. Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, belongs to Tim Harris. Harris and his lady love Tiffani Johnson crossed paths when Harris was a speaker at a convention for Down syndrome, CBS reported on Friday. In an interview with CBS, Johnson she had been 'too scared [to go up and say something to Harris] because I never met a guy like Tim.' 'I think...
  • Mother sentenced in killing of infant in microwave

    12/19/2015 11:02:11 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 18, 2015 | Ed Fletcher
    The Sacramento-area woman convicted of killing her 2-month-old daughter in a microwave oven was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life. In November, a jury found Ka Yang, 34, guilty of first-degree murder and a second count of assault on a child causing great bodily injury leading to death. Yang placed Mirabelle Thao-Lo in the microwave at her family's Robla-area home on March 17, 2011. The baby suffered burns covering 60 percent of her body, including radiation burns that penetrated her internal organs.
  • The people that so many of us don’t consider people (Down Syndrome)

    12/15/2015 6:54:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/15 | Bethany Mandel
    "I'm here. I'm alive. I'm human." That's what John, one of the stars of A&E's new reality show "Born This Way," proclaimed during the premiere episode last week. You see, John has Down syndrome. It seems bizarre that someone capable of formulating a sentence thinks it's necessary to defend his own humanity, but sadly, John was speaking for himself and millions of others like him who, based on a prenatal genetic test, were recommended for abortion. John survived. Most don't. The statistics are hard to pin down, but experts estimate 90 percent of babies with Down syndrome are never born....
  • ISIS Orders Babies With Down Syndrome to be Killed

    12/14/2015 3:09:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14 | Christine Rousselle
    ISIS has reportedly ordered that all babies born with Down Syndrome to be suffocated, according to Mosul Eye. Mosul Eye is claiming that nearly 40 babies born in the area occupied by ISIS have been killed as a result of this policy. According to Mosul Eye, the Shar'i board of IS issued an "oral fatwa" to its members authorising them to "kill newborn babies with Down syndrome and congenital deformities and disabled children". The fatwa, issued by a Saudi judge named as Abu Said Aljazrawi, has already been carried on a baby as young as one week old. Most of...
  • ISIS Sharia board: Kill babies with Down Syndrome

    12/14/2015 10:55:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Oral fatwa. I was going to open this piece by asking how the left can possibly explain this away in its larger campaign to deny anything wrong is going on with Islam. Then I realized that was a completely ridiculous question. If the left has a problem with killing Down Syndrome babies as ISIS demands here, it would probably be for letting them be born in the first place. Doesn’t ISIS know you can make more money by aborting them and selling the body parts? Someone get Cecile Richards in touch with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi so ISIS can get this...
  • Reality star says people with Down syndrome should be ‘put down’ – sparks police investigation

    09/18/2015 8:53:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/15 | Pete Baklinski
    SWANSEA, Wales, September 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A former cast member of BBC3’s hit reality TV show The Call Centre is being investigated by police after she posted on Facebook earlier this week that babies born with Downs Syndrome should be executed. Ursula Presgrave, 24 years-old, posted on her Facebook page Sunday night: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.” Pre-born children with Downs syndrome are highly discriminated against because of a genetic anomaly of having an extra 21st chromosome. A in utero diagnosis...
  • Pregnancy Test That Can Predict Down Syndrome, Miscarriage, And Twins May Be Available In...

    09/07/2015 1:41:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    medicaldaily.com ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Dana Dovey
    FULL TITLE: Pregnancy Test That Can Predict Down Syndrome, Miscarriage, And Twins May Be Available In Just 2 Years The days of wondering what to expect when you’re expecting may soon be over. Researchers in the UK are working on eliminating much of the mystery surrounding pregnancies by developing a mail-in test that can predict everything from whether or not a couple is having twins to if an unborn child may have Down syndrome, using nothing more than a urine sample. MAP Diagnostics is the company behind the first-of-its-kind pregnancy test that would reveal intricate details of both a mother...
  • If I Knew My Daughter Had Down Syndrome, I Would Have Aborted Her – All Women Should Have That Right

    09/01/2015 9:45:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Hallie Levine
    Ohio is poised to become the second state in this country to ban abortion because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome this fall. As a pro-choice woman who has a 7-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, I find this absolutely appalling. This is an issue that hits close to home for me: If I had had a prenatal diagnosis, I would have obtained an abortion. Today, I am beyond grateful that I didn’t. But I cannot ever in any circumstances imagine insisting others not have that right. STORY: Mom’s Emotional Facebook Post About Baby With Down Syndrome Goes Viral Studies...
  • Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion if Down Syndrome Is Reason

    08/23/2015 9:15:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/23/2015 | By TAMAR LEWIN
    CLEVELAND — Opening a new front in the abortion wars, abortion opponents are pushing Ohio to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is terminating her pregnancy to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The legislature is expected to approve the measure this fall because lawmakers endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee, which supports the bill, make up more than two-thirds of both houses. Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican who is running for president, opposes abortion but has not yet taken a position on this bill. Since his election in...
  • Why You Don’t Hear about Discrimination against Persons with Down Syndrome

    08/19/2015 10:38:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Matthew Hennessey August 18, 2015
    It sure is funny what makes news and what gets ignored. Have you heard about the Christian bakers who refused to make wedding cakes for gay couples? Of course you have. But I’ll bet you didn’t hear about the dance studio that refused service to a little girl with Down syndrome. Last week, Tricia and Jason Winnicki tried to enroll their eight-year-old daughter, Anna, in classes at a dance studio in Lancaster, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo. The Winnickis told a local television station that the owner of the studio refused them. “I really don’t think we would be comfortable...
  • 18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting man with Down Syndrome

    07/16/2015 9:40:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Mark Boyle,
    HOUSTON - An 18-year-old is facing a charge after allegedly sexually assaulting a man with Down Syndrome. Family members of the victim said Jose Gonzalez, 18, was staying at their Cypress home and took advantage of a disabled 29-year-old man who lived there. Gonzalez is accused of sexually assaulting the victim several times. "My first reaction is to try and do some harm but we leave it up to the law," said the victim’s brother.
  • While Most Babies are Aborted, World’s Oldest Woman With Down Syndrome is 74-Years-Old

    07/12/2015 7:59:37 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 6, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    1.6k 117 3 In Oklahoma, 74-year-old Dollie Grissom has Down syndrome and is currently the oldest woman alive known to have the condition. Grissom is one of nine children and her family visits her several times a week at Chickasha Nursing Center. Her sister, Marilyn Crossen said, “This is home so we just come to her. I wouldn’t take her out of here for anything.” According to the Mayo Clinic, the life expectancy of someone with Down’s has increased exponentially since the 1900’s. In 1910, a person born with the condition was expected to live to age ten but now...
  • World's Oldest Woman With Down Syndrome Living In Chickasha (Oklahoma)

    07/07/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    news9.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Christy Lewis
    CHICKASHA, Oklahoma - Dollie Grissom is 74 years old and she has Down syndrome. She’s one of nine kids and her siblings spoil her during visits several times a week. “This is home so we just come to her,” her sister, Marilyn Crossen said. Home has been the Chickasha Nursing Center since 1969. “I wouldn’t take her out of here for anything,” Crossen added. And Dollie has done nearly the same thing each day for the last 47 years. “She wakes up when she gets ready to wake up. We bring her breakfast, usually pancakes. She will sit around and...
  • Company Uses Child With Down Syndrome to Promote Test That Could Lead to Aborting Them

    06/15/2015 6:39:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | Jun 15, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Spain, a biotechnology company called Genoma placed a building sized banner advertisement for a new prenatal test called “Tranquility”, which screens for Down syndrome. Unfortunately, in the predominantly Catholic country, 95% of babies who are diagnosed with the condition prenatally are aborted. The ad features a little girl with Down’s and the National Review reports that the picture was used without her parent’s permission. Although it’s no secret that children with Trisomy 21 are aborted at an astronomical rate, pro-lifers have discovered that the abortion industry has waged a full-fledged attack on these innocent humans. For example, in a...
  • (Christian) Woman 5 Months Pregnant Planning to Have Abortion Because the Baby Has Down Syndrome

    06/10/2015 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 102 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A woman who is 5 months pregnant is planning to travel from Texas to New Mexico today to have a late-term abortion because the unborn child she is carrying has been diagnosed as having Down syndrome. Local New Mexico-based pro-life advocate Tara Shaver tells LifeNews she was contacted by the pro-life community in Lubbock, Texas this past weekend about the woman and her husband and their plans to have an abortions. Shaver is concerned that the Christian church the couple attends in Texas is counseling them to have an abortion, or at least defending the decision because the baby is...
  • The 10 things I hate about having a kid with Down syndrome.

    06/02/2015 11:34:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Mamamia Women's Network ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kat Abianac
    Let’s keep it real, shall we? I don’t like everything about parenting. I hated my daughter’s croup. Why do I need to like everything about Down syndrome? 10. I hate it when he uses his low muscle tone to his advantage in a tantrum. It’s not a fair fight. I hear parents say “All kids do it, it’s age appropriate at 2 years old!” Yeah? Well, say that to me when I’m draping a 13 kilogram liquid toddler over my arm like a highly disagreeable fish playing dead. Then still powering on with my grocery shop. 9. I hate it...
  • Doctors Advised Mom to Abort Her Baby Girl With Down Syndrome, She’s Now Healthy

    05/29/2015 12:34:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2012, Michaela and Christopher were at their 20-week ultrasound patiently waiting to find out if they were having a boy or a girl. However, instead of finding out the sex of their baby they were told that their child had some very serious health problems and that they should consider abortion. Michaela explained, “As we went for our routine 20 week scan we were excited to find out if it was definitely a girl we were having, it was the happiest day of our lives after having our two sons Kaiden (4) and Bayley (2). We were scanned for...
  • Teen With Down Syndrome Becomes a Supermodel, Challenges Us to See Disability Differently

    05/19/2015 8:58:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | May 19, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    18-year-old Madeline Stuart has Down syndrome but refuses to let that stop her from her dream of becoming a model. On her Facebook page she said she is pursuing modeling to “help change societies view of people with Down Syndrome.” According to Buzzfeed, the woman’s mother, Roseanne Stuart, said her daughter has struggled with her weight throughout her life but recently picked up dance, swimming and cheerleading. Roseanne said, “I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated.” Roseanne said that culture is much more accepting of people...
  • Mother says special-needs children segregated at trampoline business

    04/11/2015 5:49:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 10 APRIL 2015 | WISN.COM
    NEW BERLIN, Wis. —A mother of children who have special needs said she was treated poorly at a local trampoline business. VIDEO: Mother disappointed over treatment of special needs children at Trampoline park Amanda Karol said she wants her children to be treated in the same way as others. She and her husband adopted five children with Down syndrome from Ukraine. Karol said she took their children to Helium Trampoline Park in New Berlin Thursday to celebrate one of their birthdays. However, she said they were segregated.
  • Dawkins Calls Evil Good and Good Evil

    03/30/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Jeff Miller
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). Turning right and wrong upside down is a human habit that goes back thousands of years. Modern times are no different. Famous evolutionary biologist and professor of Oxford University, Richard Dawkins, recently showed his hand in a twitter conversation that has gained media attention. The British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster among many others in the United Kingdom, reported that a twitter user said to Dawkins, “I honestly don’t...
  • Our Give Life Challenge is to participate in World Down Syndrome Day on March 21!

    03/22/2015 7:12:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    March for Life ^ | 03.21.15
    Our Give Life Challenge for the month of March is to participate in World Down Syndrome Day on March 21! Tragically, our “culture of perfection” combined with the “culture of death” has led to an abortion rate of 85% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb.  First and foremost, we must continue to educate on the truth about abortion – for the baby and the mother in any circumstance.  Secondly, education about Down Syndrome and the resources that are available to families is desperately needed.That’s where you come in! On Saturday, March 21, join us in participating in...
  • Down Syndrome Babies—Here to Teach Us Tenderness

    08/21/2014 9:30:52 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Presentation Right 2 Life ^ | May 11, 2014 | Anonymous
    Down Syndrome Babies—Here to Teach Us Tenderness We snuff out their tiny, prophetic voices at our own peril. They are possibly the last barrier against a society-wide breakdown into generalized violence. FULL POTENTIAL: Emory University’s Down Syndrome Center — Showing what a child with an extra chromosome can do Fr. Mitch Pacwa, speaking to Presentation Parish “On Redemptive Suffering”, remarked that “Down Syndrome babies are here to teach us tenderness”. Societies that protect the most innocent are moving towards greater compassion.But young people in America today know that they may have brothers and sisters who were killed before they were...
  • The ghosts of World Down Syndrome Day

    03/21/2015 1:13:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/20/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day — and awareness of trisomy 21 (the proper name of the disease) has never been more critical. Trisomy 21 causes physical growth delay, characteristic facial deformities, and mild to moderate intellectual disability. On average, a person with trisomy 21 will have the intelligence of a normal 8 or 9 year old child, though this varies widely — some have graduated high school.I do not know a single family with a child with trisomy 21 who has not regarded them as a joy, much less regretted their existence. The expression "ray of sunshine" has become...
  • Players leave court mid-game to confront bully of cheerleader with Down syndrome

    03/12/2015 10:53:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | March 12, 2015 | fox news
    A group of middle school basketball players walked off the court in the middle of a game when they heard bullying coming from the stands directed at cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, who has Down syndrome. “One of the kids stepped up and said, ‘Don’t mess with her,’” Brandon Morris, who was the boys seventh-grade coach at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin, told Kenosha News. Eighth-graders Chase Vasquez, Miles Rodriguez and Scooter Terrien stormed off the court to confront the bully, who was giving Andrews a hard time. “We were mad; we didn’t like that,” Rodriguez told the paper. “We asked our...
  • Woman: Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome Was the Best Thing for My Child

    02/23/2015 7:29:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/20/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    Can we just be honest? The reason our society accepts killing unborn babies with Down syndrome is because we don’t want so-called “imperfect” children. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing supporters of this awful practice claim they’re aborting for the benefit of the child. That’s just ridiculous.In a recent article in Yahoo Parenting, another mother explains her rationale for choosing abortion after finding out she was carrying a baby with Down syndrome.Sophie Horan was 42-years-old when she conceived naturally after two failed rounds of IVF and a failed IUI. She writes, “Eight weeks on, we were...
  • Dad Divorced by Wife Over Son With Down Syndrome Raises $350K

    02/06/2015 5:36:27 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Parenting ^ | February 6, 2015 | Rachel Bertsche
    When Samuel Forrest first met his newborn son Leo, he fell in love. “They took me in see him and I looked at this guy and I said, he’s beautiful,” he told ABC news. “He’s perfect and I’m absolutely keeping him.”
  • Amanda Marcotte wants people to abort babies with Down syndrome

    01/20/2015 8:25:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 18, 2015 | Cassy Fiano
    North Dakota recently passed a bill outlawing the abortion of babies based on birth defects, like Down syndrome. Pro-lifers and disability advocates alike cheered the decision, because it is horrific to deprive a baby of life simply because he does not meet our society’s standards of perfection. It is disgusting to see how low we will stoop to avoid “defective” babies, with mothers aborting their children even for very minor defects like cleft lips, which can be repaired. So to see North Dakota step up and ban these abortions is a step in the right direction, reaffirming that people with...
  • Indiana Bill Would Ban Sex-Selection Abortions, Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    01/16/2015 9:44:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Indiana, pro-life state Senator Travis Holdman (R-Markle) has proposed a bill that would prohibit abortions if the abortionist knows it’s being pursued because of the unborn baby’s gender or due to a disability. The bill has been assigned to the Senate’s Health and Provider Services committee; and Chairwoman Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) said she wanted to discuss the bill with Sen. Holdman before commenting on whether the bill will receive a hearing. According to the Indy Star, the president of Indiana Right to Life, Mike Fichter said, “We support the bill, because we don’t believe an unborn child should be...
  • What Parents of Down Syndrome Kids Get About Sarah Palin That Others Don’t

    01/08/2015 7:02:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 8, 2015 | Steve Friess
    For parents of a child with Down syndrome, their children figuring out a solution to any problem is a tremendous triumph.My sister stood around the corner and deliberately out of sight, curious to see what her then-14-month-old son, Chaim, was up to. He sat on the kitchen floor, legs spread around the dog’s dish. With a devilish smile, Chaim looked around a couple of times before plunging his bare hands into the bowl and extending it as an offering to his closest friend, Sammy, the family’s poodle mix. My sister, Sheryl, couldn’t have been more delighted. No, she wasn’t fond...
  • PETA, Palin, and the human life hypocrisy

    01/06/2015 9:02:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    live action news ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeannie Deangelis
    arah Palin is under fire again, and not for her Naughty Monkey shoes. This time it’s because of a post on Facebook showing her six-year-old son Trig, a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, to reach an otherwise out-of-reach countertop, “step, baby, step[ping]” on the back of Jill Hadassa, the family’s black Labrador retriever. Besides the fact that the dog appears totally at ease with the situation and not at all perturbed about providing the elevation barefoot Trig needed to reach the kitchen counter, once again hypocrisy is revealed in feigned outrage when it comes to what’s acceptable and what’s despicable....
  • Community replaces stolen wheelchair for 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome

    12/24/2014 5:28:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | December 23, 2014 | ABC
    CORONA, Calif. -- Corona, California police officers delivered a special Christmas gift Monday to a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome who had her wheelchair stolen. With the help of the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, officers were able to replace the specialized wheelchair stolen last week from her front porch. The original chair cost about $2,500. "This device, it makes sure that the user is restrained, kept safe in the wheel chair. It's also very adjustable, so that as they grow, it can grow with them," said Kaelan Rios with the San Diego Down Syndrome Society. Coincidentally, the stolen wheelchair...
  • Champion gymnast with Down syndrome overcomes obstacles, inspires others

    12/24/2014 5:23:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    today.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Scott Stump
    For Chelsea Werner, gymnastics started as a way to develop more muscle tone, a symptom from her diagnosis of Down syndrome. But now the sport is a way for her to show others just how much is possible for other athletes with the disorder. Werner, 22, has transformed from being unable to execute simple muscle maneuvers to a four-time national championship at the Special Olympics (she also has an international championship under her belt). The Californian's inspiring journey is the latest installment TODAY's "I Am Unbroken" series, which examines stories of perseverance like that of Louis Zamperini, the World War...
  • Meet Izzy, the Down syndrome toddler who is melting hearts in Target's latest holiday ad

    12/24/2014 4:37:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | , 24 December 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    A toddler with Down syndrome is the adorable new star of Target's latest toy ad. Two-year-old Izzy Bradley wears a pink lace dress and leopard tights as she plays with a $49 activity cube in the heartwarming print ad for the retail giant. Izzy was chosen to model for Target after the company reached out to the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network in search of models. Izzy's mom, Heather Bradley, heads the Stillwater, Minneapolis chapter of the DSDN and told CBS Minnesota that she is grateful that Target is raising awareness for the genetic condition. 'I think it really normalizes Down...
  • Aborting or having a baby with Down Syndrome (T21)

    12/20/2014 7:37:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | June 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman tells her story of an abortion of a down syndrome baby and then her subsequent birth of a disabled child. She shared this on a message board for women who aborted disabled children: I have lurked here for years, and although my story may not be welcomed with open arms, I feel compelled to share it none-the-less. Like many of you, I received a pre-natal diagnosis that our precious baby had Down syndrome and a heart defect. It was completely unexpected and devastating, obviously. Like many of you, my first concern was for my daughter. What would having...
  • Response to survey on down syndrome children shows contempt and selfishness

    12/20/2014 8:00:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Detroit News survey asking women if they would have an abortion if the baby had down syndrome. One respondent said yes: “Let’s be practical. I am not giving up 80% or more of my life to care for a Down Syndrome baby that will be depend on me through his/her adult life. “Corkey” was lucky and probably the only cast to get ratings to play on the hearts of others. Let me be as upfront as possible……This is the ‘Me’ generation, and with health costs increasing endlessly, who has the money?” Quoted in the blog JivinJehosephat Over 95% of all...
  • God Doesn't Make Mistakes - the downs syndrome song

    12/06/2014 7:40:32 PM PST · by SaraJohnson · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/12/10 | unknown
    Uplifting song about Downs Syndrome children on You Tube.
  • Crowder: Abortion of ‘special needs’ children ‘a holocaust’

    12/05/2014 8:45:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/4/14 | Drew Belsky
    A touching video by Steven Crowder came out this week.  The comedian and Fox News contributor goes into his experiences volunteering at a center for the mentally handicapped.You may need a box of tissues, depending on how your day is going: Do we really believe that they're "special-needs"?  'Cause that's the politically correct term, right?  "Special needs."  You can't say "disabled."  But then the people who say, "You have to say 'special needs'" are saying they're not really special at all; they're just a burden. ... And the same leftists who believe that they should be aborted fail to acknowledge the irony...
  • Woman Bullied into Aborting Her Down Syndrome Baby

    12/04/2014 7:36:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 16, 2012 | Sarah Terzo
    Marie Ideson was just over 16 weeks pregnant with a Down Syndrome child. “I was bullied into going ahead with an abortion,” says Ideson, 46, a GP surgery manager. “I only wish I could turn back the clock. I think of the daughter I never had every day. I’ll always regret it.” Ideson had an amniocentesis to determine if the baby she was carrying was disabled. She was told it was a routine part of pre-natal care. Four days later, she received a call from the hospital: “A woman said, ‘I’m sorry to say your baby has Down.’ It was...