Down syndrome

  • Gerber baby

“Don’t be afraid of us . . . . We are still human beings. ”

Lucas, the First Gerber Baby with Down's For the first time ever, Gerber has chosen a baby with Down syndrome as their official "Gerber baby." Baby Lucas, whose infectious smile is certainly an attention grabber, was chosen from among 140,000 applicants. The position comes with a $50,000 prize, which Lucas' [...]

  • Richard Dawkins

Let Us Be Civilized

"Suffer the little children come unto me... (St. Mark 10:4)"   Richard Dawkins Was Wrong Richard Dawkins has an inveterate propensity for making news that is decidedly not newsworthy.  His Twitter feed just posted that his 2006 book, “The God Delusion,” has hit the top spot on Amazon UK’s Kindle [...]

By |2019-04-29T21:41:29-04:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , |
  • Down's Syndrome

Planned Parenthood is Suing Again…and Again

"PP" Just Wants to "Help" Teens? Planned Parenthood (PP) is at it again. Suing to impose its graphic sexual education on minors, and suing to kill unborn children with Down's Syndrome. Some Down's babies are aborted in the second trimester PP has announced that its lawyers [...]

  • Eloma and her son

No to Down Syndrome Abortion

"Bring this child to birth" Milagres Pererira hails from Artists for Life, which is Human Life International’s Affiliate (HLI) in Goa, India. Some time back she was invited to speak on parenting at a Parent Teacher Association gathering. Once finished, Milagres was approached by a woman who said, “Do you [...]

By |2019-09-11T17:20:04-04:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: HLI News, Impact Stories|Tags: , , , |

Eliminating Down Syndrome? Or People with Down Syndrome?

Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God's image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are. – St. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus annus, ¶11 A recent report from CBS proclaims that Iceland is, as they put it, "on the [...]

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Shouldn’t Abortion be Allowed for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?

  “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Pope Saint John Paul II1   Abortion because of birth defects is at least understandable, especially if the child is not expected to live. Try to imagine for just for a moment the heartbreak [...]

Down Syndrome Does Not Make Life Disposable

(Zenit.org) — The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for September was, “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.” This is such a timely prayer. In recent weeks there has been a steady drumbeat to dehumanize and marginalize those with mental challenges, especially [...]

By |2019-07-09T09:42:20-04:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , |

Student-Athlete with Down Syndrome Becomes State Champion

Student-athlete Eric Dompierre is a state champion football player, winner of Sports Illustrated’s “Underdogs” contest and an all-around inspirational young man. And he has Down syndrome. Eric, who attends Ishpeming High School in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan and is a kicker for the school’s varsity football team, wasn’t [...]

By |2019-04-17T16:15:15-04:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , |

ESPN’s Story of Athlete Accepting His Child with Down’s

All parents want their newborn child to be “perfect”—free from any physical or mental impairment. Mainstream culture teaches us to reject disabilities, and to reject the children themselves if prenatal tests reveal the presence of conditions like Down syndrome. When we fail to respect inherent human dignity, any number of [...]

By |2019-06-26T11:30:26-04:00October 22nd, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , |

Prenatal Test Brings Eugenics Back to Germany

A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down's syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe. The new PrenaTest [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:46:52-04:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , , |