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Senate pro-life chair: Down syndrome abortions are ‘eugenics’

In an interview with CNA this week, the Senate Pro-Life Caucus chair talked about new legislation to ban abortions on the... Read more

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Lawmakers to re-introduce discrimination abortion ban

Members of Congress announced on Thursday they would be re-introducing a ban on discrimination abortion, or abortion based on a... Read more

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South Dakota governor calls for Down syndrome abortion ban

The governor of South Dakota asked state lawmakers on Tuesday to introduce a bill banning abortions based on a prenatal... Read more

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race,... Read more

Only 18 babies with Down syndrome born in Denmark in 2019

Only 18 children with Down syndrome were born in Denmark in 2019, the lowest number on record in the Scandinavian... Read more

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Mississippi bans abortion on sex, race, genetic disability

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex,... Read more

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Woman with Down syndrome aims to change UK abortion laws

A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws... Read more

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DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.  Read more

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf speaks at a rally against pro-life legislation in Conshohocken, Dec. 11, 2017.

Pa. Catholic conference: Gov. Wolf failed to protect 'humanity's most vulnerable lives' with Down syndrome abortion veto

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with... Read more

Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban remains blocked after court ruling 

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a... Read more

Judge blocks Arkansas abortion regulations

A federal judge in Arkansas on Tuesday temporarily blocked several new regulations on abortion clinics, which otherwise might have led... Read more


L'Arche: Failures are 'systemic' in NHS treatment of the disabled

The international federation L’Arche says that a British hospital’s mistreatment of a man with Down syndrome in the weeks leading... Read more

Utah bans most abortions after 18 weeks

Utah governor Gary Herbert signed a new law this week to prohibit most abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy.  Read more

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How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville,... Read more

Pro-life, disability groups support Indiana abortion law at SCOTUS

Nineteen states and numerous pro-life and disability groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Indiana law prohibiting... Read more

Chilean Church opens greenhouse to employ youth with Down syndrome

The Archdiocese of Concepcion in Chile has begun construction on a greenhouse to grow vegetables, a new project which will... Read more

Utah, Pennsylvania consider banning Down syndrome abortions

The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome... Read more

Karen Gaffney speaks at TedX Portland.

How this OneLife LA speaker is 'made for greater'

Karen Gaffney has swum the English Channel, is the president of a global non-profit, and has an honorary doctorate.  She’ll... Read more

Updated: Gov. Kasich of Ohio signs bill prohibiting Down syndrome abortions

On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill that will penalize doctors who perform abortions, if the abortion is chosen... Read more

Bridget Brown meets with Pope Francis in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2017.

"The world needs to know that I don’t 'suffer' from Down syndrome"

In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down... Read more