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  • Biotech firm: Screening to ‘avoid’ babies with Down syndrome is a ‘cash cow’

    05/27/2020 10:25:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 22 2020 | Right to Life UK
    (Right to Life UK) – A Chinese biotech firm has declared “screening out” babies with Down syndrome is a “cash cow” funding the growth of the whole business. The admission comes from a spokesperson for BGI Group – a Chinese genetics conglomerate whose main business is offering non-invasive prenatal tests, primarily used to diagnose Down syndrome. In a segment from an Aljazeera documentary titled Genesis 2.0, the spokesperson gestures towards a digital map of the world and says: “You can see clearly, especially for Down’s syndrome, we have nearly two million samples all over the world. This part is, what...
  • Amazon Slammed for Selling Shirts Saying “Let’s Make Down Syndrome Extinct”

    03/13/2020 5:16:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | March 13, 2020 | SPUC
    A Scottish mother, who has a six-year old son with Down’s syndrome, has slammed Amazon for selling t-shirts which read, ‘let’s make down syndrome extinct.’ She said: “To target a group who are disabled is just disgusting.” Stacey Corrigan, aged 34 from Paisley has a six year old son with Down’s syndrome named Daniel. Ms Corrigan slammed the t-shirt slogan as “hateful” and “disgusting”, asserting that it should be treated as a crime. She said: “I can’t believe they have been allowed to sell this. Who even thinks up an idea to design this? Daniel is just perfect to us...
  • Down syndrome abortion fight in Ohio takes legal twists. The law prohibits physicians from performing an abortion if they're aware that a diagnosis of Down syndrome, or the possibility, is influencing the decision.

    03/11/2020 6:38:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | March 11, 2020 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal court in Cincinnati will hear complex legal arguments for and against Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban Wednesday, in a case viewed as pivotal in the national debate over the procedure. Attorneys for the government contend in legal filings that the sidelined 2017 law does not infringe on a woman's constitutional rights — because it “does not prohibit any abortions at all.” That was certainly not how the measure's proponents in the Ohio Legislature saw it, said one backer. “I'm of the mind that it certainly does prevent abortions,” said state Rep. Candice Keller, a Republican...
  • Late term abortion for UK children with down’s syndrome doubles in past 10 years

    02/14/2020 12:22:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    SPUC ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 | SPUC
    The number of late term abortions carried out past 24 week’s gestation on UK children with Down’s syndrome have doubled in the past 10 years, recent figures have revealed. Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of Communications said: “It is barbaric that a child who may have a disability in the UK can be aborted right up to birth. This practice has no place in a civilised society.” The recent figures, obtained in response to a parliamentary question by Lord Alton, have revealed that in 2018, the number of UK children aborted past 24 weeks gestation following a possible Down’s syndrome diagnosis...
  • Mom of Student With Down Syndrome Sues NJ School District Over Early Prom Dismissal

    01/11/2020 1:43:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Dec, 19, 2019, | NBC
    The mother of a New Jersey student with Down syndrome who was forced to leave the senior prom early has filed suit against the school district, claiming her daughter was the victim of discrimination due to her disability. The suit was filed by Katherine Trusky in Somerset County Superior Court on Dec. 9 and argues that Hillsborough High School student, identified as L.D., was “humiliated, singled out, and forced to leave the Senior Prom early while other, “neurotypical,” students were allowed to continue.” The lawsuit goes on to say that the memorable night that L.D. and her friends were meant...
  • Couple Settles Lawsuit With Doctors Over Birth of Daughter With Down Syndrome

    01/10/2020 7:24:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | January 04, 2020 | City News Serivce
    A Southern California couple who said they would have aborted the wife's fetus had doctors competently performed tests showing their daughter would be born with Down syndrome reached a settlement with two medical groups and three physicians, court papers obtained Friday show. Lawyers for the couple filed papers with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez on Thursday stating that the case was resolved just before trial was scheduled to begin. No terms were divulged. More Stories The couple filed the wrongful birth/wrongful life case in June 2015 against Axminster Medical Group Inc., Westchester Advanced Imaging Medical Group Inc. and...
  • AWFUL: Head of ACLU disability rights project supports aborting the disabled

    12/27/2019 9:23:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec, 26, 2019, | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    On the one hand, there has never been a better time for people with Down syndrome to be alive; advances in science, education, and medicine means they are living longer, healthier, and more independent lives than ever before. Yet on the other hand, despite this fact, people continue to argue that it’s acceptable to deny someone with Down syndrome his or her right to life — simply because of a disability. Even many of the people whose lives are allegedly dedicated to advocating for those with disabilities seem to think preborn children with Down syndrome should be targets for abortion,...
  • Ohio wins appeal rehearing on Down syndrome abortion ban

    12/16/2019 5:56:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WYMT ^ | Dec, 15, 2019, | Katey Cook
    CINCINNATI (AP/WSAZ)- Ohio's law banning abortions involving a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis is getting a new hearing. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Friday to hear the case. A three-judge panel from the 6th Circuit in October upheld a lower court decision placing the 2017 law on hold, ruling it likely was unconstitutional. The Ohio Attorney General appealed and asked the entire court to reconsider the constitutionality of barring doctors from performing such abortions.
  • Federal Court Vacates Decision Overturning Ohio Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    12/13/2019 2:57:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | Dec, 13, 2019, | Steven Ertelt
    A federal appeals court had vacated a decision by a panel of its judges overturning blocking Ohio from protecting unborn babies with Down syndrome from discriminatory abortions. The decision gives new life to the abortion ban and hope to babies with Down syndrome that they will not be victimized in abortions just because they have an extra chromosome. The 2017 law prohibits abortions that are performed specifically because an unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the state, and a judge with close ties to Planned Parenthood blocked it last...
  • Down’s syndrome test leads to more abortions (UK)

    12/11/2019 12:20:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | Dec, 10, 2019 | staff
    The introduction of a controversial new prenatal screening technique has led to a dramatic drop in the number of babies born with Down’s syndrome. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) was introduced in some NHS hospitals in England to more accurately test unborn babies for certain conditions. It has been claimed to detect Down’s syndrome with around 99 per cent accuracy. The number of babies born with the condition fell by 30 per cent in hospitals where NIPT is being used, and The Sunday Times reported that more women who have the test go on to have abortions. No assessment The Government...
  • Grand Island man with Down syndrome bowls perfect game

    12/11/2019 12:09:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    The Independent ^ | Dec, 6, 2019 | Jeff Bahr
    Daniel Kluska’s family has never looked at Down syndrome as something that limits him. It certainly didn’t hold him back on Nov. 20, when Kluska rolled a perfect game in a sanctioned bowling league. The 300 was in the Wednesday Mixers League at Super Bowl. Everybody in the bowling center was watching as Kluska, 24, closed in on a perfect game. He didn’t have any trouble until the ninth frame, when his ball hit only about a quarter of the head pin. The 5 pin was the last one to fall. At that point, his father, Justin, got the feeling...
  • Pennsylvania Gov Tom Wolf Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    11/21/2019 6:15:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 21, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday vetoed a bill to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from discrimination. The Down Syndrome Protection Act (House Bill 321) passed the state Senate on Wednesday in a 27-22 vote. The bill would prohibit an abortion solely based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. It would add to a state law that also prohibits discriminatory sex-selection abortions. The Pennsylvania House previously passed the measure by an overwhelming, bipartisan margin. But Wolf today vetoed the legislation to protect babies with Down syndrome. In a statement, the governor called the legislation a “restriction on women...
  • Woman pressured into aborting baby with down syndrome has regrets

    11/17/2019 9:02:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CLINIC QUOTES ^ | Nov 7, 2019 | Sarah Terzo
    Marie Ideson was 16 weeks pregnant when she found out her baby had Down syndrome. Ideson originally wanted to keep her baby. She recounts hearing the news: A woman said, “I’m sorry to say your baby has Down.” It was devastating. My first thought was, how will we cope? I told Allan [her husband] I wanted to keep the baby and he agreed. But Ideson was about to experience intense pressure to abort. She had hoped that the doctor she was seeing would support the decision to keep the baby. Instead: … doctors said she could be born needing emergency...
  • 78-year-old becomes UK’s oldest man with Down’s syndrome

    10/17/2019 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | October 13, 2019 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Robin Smith has just set a very special milestone. The pensioner has become the oldest living person in the UK with Down’s syndrome after celebrating his 78th birthday on Wednesday. He toasted the important day with his favourite game bingo and some cake. Mr Smith has survived all these years despite his life expectancy being just 12-years-old when he was born in 1941 due to his condition. ‘I’m very happy that’s it my birthday today,’ Mr Smith said while at Northleigh residential home, where he has lived since 1986. He added: ‘It’s important to have an active lifestyle and keep...
  • Mother, 33, who said she would have aborted her beloved son if she had known he had Down's...

    10/10/2019 8:35:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 7, 2019 | Henry Martin
    FULL TITLE: Mother, 33, who said she would have aborted her beloved son if she had known he had Down's Syndrome wins massive NHS compensation payout because antenatal tests were not carried out A mother who said she would have aborted her beloved son if she had known he had Down's Syndrome has won a massive NHS compensation payout after antenatal tests were not carried out. Although she is now devoted to four-year-old Aleksander, Edyta Mordel told the High Court in London she would have terminated her pregnancy if she had known he would be born with Down's as she...
  • Actor With Down Syndrome Stars in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

    09/26/2019 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | Joan Desmond
    “Are you a good guy or a bad guy?” Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who has escaped from a nursing home, asks Tyler, an expert fisherman and small-time thief on the run in The Peanut Butter Falcon (Roadside) — a film in theaters that has snagged a 95% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Tyler hesitates before choosing a “good guy” persona for himself. But that hesitation hints at a sensitive soul stirring within a man fallen on hard times. Both are looking for a second chance, and become improbable buddies in this unusual Mark Twain-inspired adventure accompanied by Gospel-inspired...
  • Missouri's eight-week abortion ban blocked hours ahead of implementation

    08/27/2019 5:24:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | AUG 27, 2019 | Kate Smith
    Missouri's eight-week abortion ban was temporarily blocked from being implemented by a federal judge on Tuesday. The regulation was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday. State legislators in May passed the "Missouri Stands for the Unborn," act, a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation. In addition to banning the procedure after eight weeks into a woman's pregnancy, the legislation includes a "trigger law" and a ladder of less-restrictive time limits ranging from 14 to 20 weeks, depending on what the courts find to be constitutional. In late July, Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Paul Weiss LLP —...
  • Iceland Holds Funeral to Mourn Melting Glacier, Kills 100% of Its Babies With Down Syndrome

    08/20/2019 6:08:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | AUG 20, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    The priorities of Iceland’s political leaders are all messed up. The small European nation recently drew international scrutiny for its nearly 100-percent abortion rate for unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. The deadly discriminatory practice drew massive outrage from across the world, but Iceland lawmakers did not react by passing protections for unborn babies. Quite the opposite, earlier this year, they voted to expand abortions. Then, on Sunday, Prime Minister Katrin Jokobsdottier joined other political leaders, scientists and environmental activists to hold a “funeral” for a melting glacier, The Connect News reports. The Okjökull, or Ok, glacier in Borgarfjörður, Iceland,...
  • Down syndrome ‘drag show’ created by LGBT activist coming to Michigan

    08/18/2019 10:20:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | AUG 16, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, August 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A public art event in Grand Rapids, Michigan next month will feature men and women with Down syndrome performing as “drag queens” and “drag kings.” A drag group known as “Drag Syndrome” is comprised of performers with Down syndrome, and is an LGBT activist's attempt to promote so-called “inclusion.” Their performances feature song and dance by men wearing women’s dresses, garish makeup, wigs, and in some cases fake breasts. Women sport beards and men’s clothing. A local TV channel, Wood TV, reports that "some people may be concerned because people with Down...
  • Non-profit wants answers after police say taxi driver sexually abused rider with Down syndrome

    08/18/2019 9:44:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    WDRB.COM ^ | AUG 16, 2019 | Chad Mills
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Down Syndrome of Louisville provides almost 800 members in Kentucky and Indiana with support, education, and advocacy. Executive Director Julie Torzewski says her non-profit also goes to great lengths to make sure those members are safe during their stays at the organization's Indiana Campus in New Albany and Kentucky Campus on S. Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville. Now, however, she's wondering what more can be done. "It's just unfortunate and deeply saddening that we have to even have the discussion," she said. Torzewski recently learned one the young people who frequently visits the Kentucky Campus was sexually...