Down syndrome

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Why Not Abortion if it Sends Babies Straight to Heaven?

Most women understandably feel some degree of guilt about having an abortion.  After all, abortion is a grossly unnatural act, and people who believe in God (as most aborting women do to varying degrees) have difficulty justifying the deliberate killing of a child that they know was willed into existence [...]

By |2020-05-08T13:08:37-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Abortion, The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , , |
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“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' [...]

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 [...]

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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 |2019-11-15T09:13:59-05:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Impact Stories, News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |
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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 [...]

By |2020-01-20T21:18:59-05:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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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 |2020-01-22T09:42:08-05:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |
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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 |2020-01-30T20:33:12-05:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |
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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 |2020-01-30T16:06:29-05:00October 22nd, 2012|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |