“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’ parents say they intend to . . . Read more

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

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. PP has announced that its lawyers are among nine organizations suing the Trump Administration, because the government has elected not to fund its “Teen . . . Read more

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 remember my son? You prayed . . . 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

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 those with Down syndrome. For . . . 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