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  • Supreme Court May Decide Whether States Can Ban Abortions on Babies with Down Syndrome

    10/15/2018 3:43:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill made a call to action Monday for the U.S. Supreme Court to take on a critical pro-life case. Hill said he wants the Supreme Court to rule on a lawsuit about a 2016 pro-life law that bans abortions performed because of the unborn child’s race, gender or disability, such as Down syndrome. It also requires medical facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains. According to Indiana Public Media, Hill said the fetal characteristic abortion ban guards against discrimination. He also argued the state has the right to require fetal remains to be treated with dignity....
  • Planned Parenthood Demands Right to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome

    10/15/2018 3:38:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Planned Parenthood and the ACLU slammed Indiana leaders Monday for striving to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from discrimination. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal and uphold a 2016 state law that prohibits discriminatory abortions based on an unborn baby’s disability, gender or race. Vice President Mike Pence, who was Indiana’s governor at the time, signed the law. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU challenged the law in court, and on Monday, criticized the state for defending it, The Times reports. “[The law] ignores long-settled precedent from the Supreme Court that a...
  • PD: Gilbert man fakes Down syndrome, hires caregivers to bathe him and change diapers

    09/14/2018 10:44:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Enea
    GILBERT, AZ - A Gilbert man was arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers. Police say they arrested 31-year-old Paul Anthony Menchaca on September 6 at his home, near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road. Menchaca reportedly posed as "Amy" and hired a caregiver to bathe and change the diapers of her son with Down syndrome.
  • An “Acceptable” Prejudice

    07/30/2018 5:15:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nancyvalko ^ | July 30, 2018 | Nancy Valko
    This week, Fox News had a story about John Cronin, a young man with Down Syndrome who, with his father, founded and runs what is now a $4 million dollar company called Crazy Socks. This story follows the February announcement that the new Gerber Spokesbaby is Lucas Warren who had Down Syndrome. The famous baby food company stated that Lucas “exemplifies Gerber’s longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby.” (Emphasis added) However, this past week, the influential ethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD wrote a commentary titled “Should It Be Harder to Get Abortions for Down Syndrome...
  • Should Down Syndrome Babies Be Aborted?

    04/24/2018 9:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2018 | Jim Denison
    "If anyone has ever had the arms of a Down syndrome child or adult wrapped around your necks, you will know that you have encountered profound love that comes from the heart." So states a Kentucky legislator in supporting a law banning abortions involving a fetus with Down syndrome if the diagnosis is the reason for ending a pregnancy. Indiana and Ohio have already passed such bills, though a federal judge has temporarily blocked Ohio's law from taking effect. Last Monday, the Pennsylvania House passed its own bill to ban such abortions. The bill passed with bipartisan support in a...
  • New Austin coffee shop brews opportunity for those with disabilities

    03/25/2018 6:20:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    abcaustin ^ | Mar. 23, 2018 | Jordan Bontke|
    A one-of-a-kind coffee shop opened in Austin this week. RunLab on Pressler Street off Cesar Chavez downtown has a new addition to their workout facility and store -- ‘Empowered Coffee.’ Behind the counter you’ll find friendly faces like 21-year-old William Mullican. “I love making coffee,” he said... The new coffee shop is unlike any other in town because it’s operated four days a week by seven young adult employees who all have Down syndrome or Cerebral Palsy.
  • Washington Post Editor Advocates Eugenics Claiming It's Her Right to Kill Babies With Down Syndrome

    03/10/2018 1:27:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | March 10, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Washington Post deputy editorial page editor, Ruth Marcus, penned an op-ed yesterday defending the “right” to selectively kill babies inside the mother’s womb who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The piece is filled superfluous nonsense that matters neither here, nor there in the main point of her argument. Marcus is not defending killing babies due to perceived disabilities, but rather asserting her belief that a woman should be able to kill the baby inside her womb at anytime and for whatever reason, without question. “There is a new push in antiabortion circles to pass state laws aimed at barring women...
  • I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndome. Women need that right.

    03/10/2018 9:04:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 10, 2018 | Ruth Marcus
    There is a new push in antiabortion circles to pass state laws aimed at barring women from terminating their pregnancies after the fetus has been determined to have Down syndrome. These laws are unconstitutional, unenforceable — and wrong. This is a difficult subject to discuss because there are so many parents who have — and cherish — a child with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome live happy and fulfilled lives. The new Gerber baby with Down syndrome is awfully cute. I have had two children; I was old enough, when I became pregnant, that it made sense to...
  • Utah Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    02/28/2018 8:18:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Utah bill to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from abortion moved closer to final approval on Monday. A state Senate committee passed House Bill 205 in a 3-2 vote late Monday, moving it to the full Senate for consideration, Fox News 13 reports. State Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, who sponsored the bill, said babies with Down syndrome often face a deadly form of discrimination: abortion, according to Utah Public Radio. “Social engineering is alive and well,” Lisonbee said. During the committee meeting, several people expressed concerns that the bill could face a legal challenge, according to the report. Planned...
  • Thank You Gerber for Selecting a Baby With Down Syndrome as Your Spokesbaby

    02/19/2018 9:47:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | John Stonestree
    An adorable boy with Down syndrome was selected as this year’s Gerber baby. That’s great news. But remember, he’s not valuable because he’s cute! Starting sometime in the 1920s, the Gerber Baby became a cultural icon of hand-drawn cuteness. In 2010, the baby-food company started an annual photo contest for real-life Gerber babies. One hundred and forty thousand families entered the contest this year, and the winner is one-year-old Lucas Warren. Once you see his adorable grin, you’ll know why. In addition to being Gerber’s Spokesbaby—which of course isn’t strictly accurate since he can’t really speak yet—little Lucas enjoys another...
  • Father explains why he aborted his baby with Down syndrome

    02/18/2018 10:13:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | Jan 24, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    A man named Richard explains why he and his wife Natalie decided to abort their son when they found out the baby had down syndrome: “Both of us are in jobs that are a lot more than jobs. They’re things that we do because we believe in the work. All those things would have been affected by a life of caring for a Down’s child.” Reflecting on the abortion, Richard said: “I think if it had been some years earlier, when amniocentesis wasn’t available, and we had had a Down child come to term…we would have done our best to...
  • Planned Parenthood Attorney: Women Have an “Absolute Right” to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome

    02/16/2018 5:03:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A woman’s reason for aborting her unborn baby should not matter, even if she does not want a child with Down syndrome, an attorney for Planned Parenthood told a federal court Thursday. Abortion is a woman’s “absolute right,” ACLU attorney Ken Falk argued in front of a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Indiana Lawyer reports. On Thursday, the appeals court heard Planned Parenthood and the ACLU’s challenge of an Indiana state law that prohibits abortions based solely on an unborn baby’s sex, race or disability such as Down syndrome. The state and Planned Parenthood have been...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues for the Right to Abort Babies Just Because They Have Down Syndrome

    02/15/2018 1:15:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed suit against a pro-life law in the state of Ohio that protects unborn babies with Down Syndrome. The law prohibits abortions when done specifically because an unborn child has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Because the Planned Parenthood abortion business has never met an abortion it is not willing to perform, it has filed a lawsuit against the state law which pro-life Governor John Kasich signed last year. Here’s more: “The patient-doctor relationship is critical; a woman should be able to trust her physicians and have confidential conversations without worrying about government interference,”...
  • We asked Women’s March attendees if they support any limits on abortion | The Daily Signal

    01/24/2018 8:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Jan 23, 2018 | The Daily Signal
    We asked Women’s March attendees if they support any limits on abortion | The Daily Signal video only on link
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich signs bill banning Down Syndrome abortions

    12/22/2017 9:23:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 85 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 22, 2017 | WOWK
    COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill banning abortions on an unborn child that has or may have Down Syndrome. Kasich signed House Bill 214 Friday which “Prohibits a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.”
  • Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

    12/13/2017 1:00:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    kansas city star ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered similar measures, triggering emotional debate over women's rights, parental love and the trust between doctor and patient. The bill cleared the Senate in a 20-12 vote Wednesday. It was a priority for the state's largest anti-abortion group, Ohio Right to Life.
  • Mom of 6-Year-Old With Down Syndrome: It’s Okay if Babies With Down Syndrome are Aborted

    12/13/2017 10:21:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    More than six years ago, Emily Chesnut chose life for her daughter who has Down syndrome. But the Cincinnati, Ohio mother has no problem with allowing other mothers to destroy their unborn babies’ lives because of a disability. NPR in Atlanta, Georgia interviewed Chestnut as Ohio lawmakers move forward with the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to prohibit abortions on unborn babies who have or may have Down syndrome. The bill is expected to land on Gov. John Kasich’s desk before the end of the year. Many families of children with Down syndrome support the legislation. Chesnut and her...
  • Woman With Down Syndrome Rips Into Pro-Abortion UN Speaker

    12/12/2017 9:50:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CHURCH MILLITANT ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | David Nussman •
    "My extra chromosome makes me far more tolerant than you, sir" DETROIT ( - An academic expert at the United Nations supported the abortion of Down syndrome babies, and a young woman with Down Syndrome pushed back. Ben Achour, professor and expert at the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC), is on video saying in early November that pregnant mothers should be able to abort babies that test positive for Down syndrome. One person with Down syndrome responded in a video of her own. Identified only as Charlotte, she begins, "Mr. Ben Achour, your comments about people with Down syndrome deeply...

    12/09/2017 4:40:14 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 28 replies
    WND (World Net Daily) ^ | 12/9/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Responding to an expert for the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee who recently advocated killing unborn children who have Down syndrome, a young woman with the condition fired back. “You sir, do not speak for my community,” Charlotte Fien said a video on the website for the European Center for Law and Justice, a non-governmental organization that has special consultative status before the United Nations. She was responding to Ben Achour, who said that a diagnosis of Down syndrome in the womb “does not mean that we have to accept to let a disabled fetus live.” “If you tell a...
  • Cops Say Suing Them for Killing Man with Down Syndrome Over a Movie Ticket Sets ‘Bad Precedent’

    09/20/2017 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies ^ | September 19, 2017 | Matt Agorist
    A young man with Down syndrome was killed by three cops for wanting to watch a movie—cops claim that suing them sets a bad precedent. The three cops facing a wrongful-death suit in connection with the homicide of a young man with Down syndrome are claiming that they shouldn’t be sued because if the case goes forward, it could set a bad precedent. Apparently, holding police officers accountable for escalating unnecessary force to the point of killing a non-violent, unarmed man with Down syndrome could send a message to other officers that violence against those with disabilities is unwelcome. The...