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  • A Baker With Down Syndrome Opened Her Own Business & It’s Already A Major Success

    04/24/2017 12:51:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | April 23, 2017 | Caitlin Flynn
    Collette Divitto, a 26-year-old who was born with Down Syndrome, has spent the past six years perfecting her baking skills and forming her own recipes. Her signature specialties are “Amazing Cookie” and the “Healthy Breakfast Cookie.” After completing a LIFE program at Clemson University, Divitto began applying for jobs at local bakeries — but, after three years, she hadn’t received a single offer. “I went on many interviews and thought I did very well in the interview,” she explains on her website. “But days later I would get an email always saying the same thing ‘we enjoyed meeting you Collette,...
  • Oklahoma House Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    03/21/2017 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | march 21, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Oklahoma state House marked World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday by passing a bill to prohibit abortions on unborn babies with Down syndrome and other genetic disorders. KFOR News in Oklahoma reports state House Bill 1549 passed in a 67-17 vote and now moves to the state Senate for consideration. The bill would prohibit discriminatory abortions based on an unborn baby’s genetic abnormalities and hold abortion practitioners who violate the legislation liable. A state House committee initially failed to pass the bill in February after some lawmakers expressed concerns about court challenges, according to the report. However, several committee...
  • Meet the world’s first Zumba instructor with Down syndrome

    12/20/2016 8:50:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    womansday ^ | May 17, 2016 | staff
    “When she's with the music, she's got it!” A truly motivational story. A young California woman has fulfilled her dream of becoming America’s first ever Zumba instructor with Down syndrome. The inspirational 24-year-old from San Francisco became an official Zumba teacher in March of 2012, after memorising and practising the routines for six hours a day. Yulissa Arescurenaga took part in her first class in 2008, and was immediately besotted by the way the joyful routines and Latin music made her feel.
  • Islamic State Issues Fatwa Against Children with Down Syndrome, Murders 38 Disabled Infants

    12/14/2015 4:55:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies ^ | 12-14-2015 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    The Islamic State has reportedly issued a fatwa ordering the elimination of children with Down syndrome and other congenital disabilities, reminiscent of Hitler’s infamous “Aktion T4” program, which administered forced “euthanasia” on an estimated 300,000 disabled persons. According to the Iraqi activist blog Mosul Eye, sharia judges have ruled that ISIS followers are authorized to kill infants with Down Syndrome or congenital deformities. Already since the religious decree (fatwa) was issued, militants have killed at least 38 children between one week and three months old by lethal injection or suffocation. In a post on the Mosul Eye Facebook page, the...
  • (Teen) Girl Attacks Kid With Down Syndrome Leaving Him Bloody (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | December 15, 2015 | -
    Meet Tayla Aubrey-Lee Griffiths of New South Wales Australia. She's the one throwing punches at the kid with Down Syndrome in the disgusting video you are about to see. Tayla says that the boy identified as Dean was threatening her as he sat on a shopping cart doing absolutely nothing. Her original Facebook profile was taken down and the new one quickly came up. Tayla is under the impression as a fully functioning human being that if a kid with Down Syndrome calls you names that you don't like that you should go and punch him bloody. For those of...
  • 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society'...

    08/22/2016 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | August 18, 2016 | Laura House For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society': The unspoken secrets of a special needs mum 'I know there is racism, prejudice and discrimination. I just didn't know how real it was until I became a special needs mom. I have been told I should have aborted Sophia. I have been told that she will be a drain on society. I have been told that I am lucky to at least have one "normal" kid at home. 'These words do hurt. I know it seems like I let them...
  • Abortionists kill twin with down syndrome by piercing his heart

    08/16/2016 1:58:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-Life author William Brennan describes the following abortion: “In June 1981 it was disclosed that the doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City destroyed an unwanted unborn twin inflicted with down syndrome by piercing his heart and draining out almost half his blood. The successful implementation of this destructive procedure required the application of ultrasound “to hit a moving target [the baby’s heart] less than an inch across” with a needle.” Harold M. Schmeck “Twin Found Defective in Womb Reported Destroyed in Operation” New York Times June 18, p A19 The doctors who did this described...
  • A&E’s ‘Born This Way’ Will Shatter Your Preconceived Notions About Down Syndrome

    07/26/2016 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 26, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    A&E’s “Born This Way” reality show follows the lives of 10 young adults as they deal with everyday challenges such as family drama, new roommates, and the complications that come with dating and marriage. They just all happen to have Down syndrome. “Born This Way,” airing its second season Tuesday night, proves that these young adults are more than their disorder. That, said Sandra McElwee, one of the moms featured on the show, was the parents’ and producers’ most important goal. “The biggest limitations Sean experiences is other people’s perceptions,” McElwee explained in an interview with Townhall. “In the beginning,...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | March 24, 2016 | Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.
    WARSAW ( - 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,...