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Published: March 21, 2012 11:57 am to International News

World Down Syndrome Day!

Today is World Down Syndrome Day – a day to celebrate the lives of those who have an extra 21st chromosome!

Babies with Down Syndrome are in terrible danger today, as about 92% of those diagnosed before birth are aborted. Children with Down Syndrome are very near and dear to my heart, and it makes me sick to think that such a huge number are aborted simply because they have an extra chromosome. How sick is our world that “imperfect” people are not seen as fully human? (Reminds me of the Jewish Holocaust, where people were killed simply because they were not “perfect.”)

Please take a few minutes to watch this beautiful video with messages from parents of children with Down Syndrome. It is heartwarming to see the joy and unconditional love of parents with children who have that little extra chromosome, and who recognize that Down Syndrome doesn’t change the fact that every life deserves a lifetime. Share the video, and spread the word that all life is beautiful: extra chromosome or not!

About Laura Peredo

Laura, a sophomore Business Management major at Benedictine College, joined the pro-life movement a few years ago, and has been actively defending life ever since. In her 'free time' she enjoys reading about current life and faith issues, writing about them, and having debates about them. She loves her big family, summertime, Catholic memes, babies, and inspiring stories about people who defy the odds against them. Laura plans to devote the rest of her life to defending life through the work of pregnancy resource centers. Follow her blog at: asingledropintheocean.com
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  • THOMAS4GOD

    GOD BLESS YOU LAURA !!
    This is your generation,a chosen people,youth for Gods calling,to protect and teach others of Gods Love ,and facts for  “PRECIOUS” life.I Pray for ALL you young people that will lead our Country,Nations, and The World, in a Godly direction towards peace and understanding of TRUTH !!
    Even when Satan and his followers throw walls in your pathways,God will lead you around them and you will succeed !! When you step forward in Faith and Love,you are already winners !!!
    Your destiny has been preset by GOD and for GOD !!!
    Isaiah 11:6 6 And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatted domestic animal together; and alittle child shall lead them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KPFINHLTQZP3425BTE3242WDM Andreas Moser

    Only a bit more than a week after Down Syndrome Day, I was shocked by an Easter procession in Malta yesterday. Of all the participating children, one was visibly suffering from Down Syndrome. And guess which role they gave him to play? Have a look: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/dingli-easter-procession-children/ – and be prepared to be shocked.