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The aftermath of Down syndrome abortion

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The emotional aftermath of abortion is becoming a worldwide epidemic. Although most of the women who endure abortion are suffering in silence, many find comfort by sharing their grief with others in online public, anonymous forums. I focus a lot on the Down syndrome-related aspects of why I believe babies with Down syndrome should not be terminated. However, in taking… Read more »

Drawing the Line (the reality of The Eradication)

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Down syndrome termination

My fictional story The Eradication is closer to reality than you might think. Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that leads to the development of autism. Less than two weeks ago, a study was released that shows a different genetic mutation plus lead exposure (found in everything from toys to vacuum cleaner cords) increases the chances of a child developing… Read more »

Down syndrome awareness doesn’t end October 31

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October is only the beginning of Down syndrome awareness. For our family, Down syndrome awareness happens every day. Others might only be aware of Down syndrome every once in a while, some never. My hope is that no one, especially someone receiving a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis or the doctor on the other side of the desk, will go through… Read more »

aWEARness

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Especially during Down syndrome awareness month, I love to see all the ways people wear their awareness. There are Down syndrome shirts, like the one I am wearing above, available at specialmiracles.com. That website also features Down syndrome jewelry, zipper pulls, and key chains. Some people sport blue and yellow nail art, and others even get Down syndrome awareness tattoos…. Read more »

Introducing: Small Moments for Down syndrome awareness month

Yesterday a friend of mine posted a video on facebook. Maybe because I was tired from staying up too late, or because I have been disheartened about issues surrounding Down syndrome lately, but whatever the reason, after about 30 seconds of video I burst into tears. It struck a chord. Kyle just happened to be home from school yesterday after… Read more »