Let Us Be Civilized

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 bestseller list. Sad that an atheist, who says people should question what he calls the “strange, . . . Read more

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 verge of eliminating Down syndrome.” . . . Read more

In Spite of Protest, March Draws 2,500 to Defend Life for Down Syndrome in Zurich

  In spite of growing anti-life opposition, about 2,500 pro-life faithful mobilized for the March for Life in Zurich on September 20, 2014, drawing attention to the right to life of every unborn child, especially those with Down Syndrome. Such public pro-life marches require police protection in German-speaking countries. Over recent years, threats by anti-life . . . Read more

March for Life in Berlin: “Yes to Life – for a Europe Without Abortion and Euthanasia”

Around 5,000 pro-lifers gathered for the March for Life in Berlin, Germany before the Chancellor’s Office on September 21, 2013 – just one day before the national elections – in order to draw awareness to “the dignity of man and the right to life.” Though there are laws to prevent abortions, there have been over . . . Read more

Testimony: I Ran From the Abortion Clinic; God Saved Us

The following is a personal testimony received from Human Life International’s (HLI) affiliate in Latvia, Kustība “Par dzīvību!”. My name is Vilma, and I have four children. The oldest of my children are teenagers. The youngest two are Gatis, who will turn 6 years old in September, and Reinis, who will be 3 years old . . . Read more

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 sure if the state of . . . Read more

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 excuses can be made as . . . Read more

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 Lichtenstein. 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 is “targeted exclusively toward women . . . Read more

Targeting Babies with Down’s “Like Nazi Eugenics Project”

Human Life International President Father Shenan J. Boquet called on all persons of goodwill to recognize the inherent rights and dignity of all men and women on the occasion of “World Down Syndrome Day,” March 21, 2012. “I applaud Down Syndrome International (DSi) and its partners for all their hard work in fighting for the . . . Read more

New Website Aimed at Saving “Endangered” Down Syndrome Babies

A group of concerned New Zealand parents and siblings of people with Down syndrome launched a new website this month called savingdownsyndrome.org as part of a campaign against the specific targeting of babies with Down syndrome by New Zealand’s government. “We have formed in response to the New Zealand Government’s new state funded eugenic antenatal . . . Read more