This pro-life scientist was vilified for saying his research shouldn’t be used to kill people

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This pro-life scientist was vilified for saying his research shouldn’t be used to kill people

Jerome Lejeune should be a household name. In 1958, at the age of 32, the French researcher who had already become an internationally respected authority on atomic radiation made an even more shocking discovery. Lejeune learned that Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) is caused by a chromosomal anomaly, a third copy (the “tri” in Trisomy) of the 21st chromosome.

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More than 50 years after his life-changing discovery, the work of the father of modern genetics continues into today. We present the story of a scientist whose commitment to his life’s ideal brought him along the path of sanctity. Ombretta Salvucci When someone recently inquired, looking at the prayer card keeping vigil over my work desk, “Who is this guy?”

Documentary shows doctors’ push to abort babies with Down syndrome

Learning that your child has Down syndrome shouldn’t be something that causes fear and grief, but that’s the response many parents have. While the adjustment an unexpected diagnosis brings can be difficult, the experience is often made far worse due to negative bias that is endemic in the medical community.

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The Nothing Down Documentary Series and awareness videos have been viewed well over a million times, and have been repeatedly featured on media outlets such as MSN, the Huffington Post, The Today Show, and many more!

Moms on kids with Down syndrome: ‘Not the baby I was expecting, but the one I love’

Kathryn Lynard is the mother of a child with Down syndrome who put together a book filled with stories from moms like her. Lynard intends her book to be an encouragement to parents who have just discovered their babies have Down syndrome, to help them on their journey to accept and raise their babies.