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Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC.

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Jan 22, 2020

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

Nov 22, 2019

By Perry West

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 

Oct 14, 2019

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

Jul 24, 2019

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

Apr 5, 2019

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

Mar 27, 2019

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

Immaculata Classical Academy. Courtesy photo.

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

Mar 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Nov 30, 2018

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

May 1, 2018

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

Mar 9, 2018

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'

Jan 18, 2018

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

Dec 14, 2017

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"

Oct 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Could this bill put an end to Down syndrome abortions in Ohio?

Sep 26, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome.    Read more

Waves of Hope surf school.

This surfing school in Chile was created for kids with Down syndrome

Aug 17, 2017

On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy... Read more

Girl with Down syndrome.

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down syndrome…by aborting everyone who has it

Aug 16, 2017

By Mary Farrow

A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as... Read more

Boy with down syndrome.

Spanish video seeks to erase the stigma of Down syndrome

Mar 21, 2017

A recent video ad released by the Down Federation seeks to increase awareness of persons with Down syndrome.  Read more

These friends with Down syndrome are thriving in the Argentina pizza market

Mar 21, 2017

Mateo studied baking and Leandro pastry making. Franco and Mauricio wanted to be waiters. These overlapping interests led the four... Read more

Collette of Collettey's Cookies.

Young baker with Down Syndrome an international sensation

Jan 26, 2017

Meet Collette: a talented young baker from the Boston area, who has been working on her own original cookie recipes... Read more

Screenshot. 'Dear Future Mom.'

French court bans TV ad showing happy kids with Down syndrome

Nov 23, 2016

A French court has drawn international backlash for ruling that a popular video showing happy children with Down syndrome was... Read more