Moms of Down Syndrome Babies: Be Not Afraid

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Imagine you're expecting a baby, and you've just learned that your child will have Down syndrome.  Would you be afraid?This video is making the rounds on the Internet this week, in anticipation of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.  The ad was developed in response to a letter sent to CoorDown, Italy's national organization for people with Down syndrome, from a young mother who had just learned of a fetal abnormality, and who worries what life will be like for her child.The theme for t … [Read more...]

“PERFECT”: ESPN’s Dramatic Story of How Down Syndrome Daughter Won Her Father’s Heart

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“Have an abortion,” Heath White urged his wife.  The couple already had one beautiful little girl, and they had just learned that their second child would be born with Down Syndrome.He was, by any measure, a success:  an ace military pilot, a marathon runner, a respected businessman.  Heath feared how having an “imperfect” child, a daughter with Down Syndrome, would reflect on him.  His wife Jennifer, though, was firmly pro-life and refused to abort the child, even though she feared continuin … [Read more...]


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