April 14, 2013

Amidst all the doom, gloom, and ongoing stress surrounding the new prenatal testing and its negative implications for people with Down syndrome, I thought it might be nice to do an uplifting post for a change. Over the past few years I've had the opportunity to speak w...

November 6, 2011

Recently, a group of New Zealand parents who believe they are fortunate to have a child with Down syndrome petitioned the International Criminal Court to stop their country’s practice of targeting fetuses with Down syndrome for selective abortion. The basis of their ar...

May 1, 2010

A hideous story out of Italy this past week has once again brought to light the disturbing but nonetheless widely-held notion that disabled children have no intrinsic right to life. Kurt Kondrich, a tireless advocate for the rights of disabled children, has written a p...

April 18, 2010

Over the past several decades, a great deal of political rhetoric has been focused on the often heated debate between those who identify themselves as “pro-life” versus those who embrace a “pro-choice” philosophy. But what does it really mean to be pro-life? Can one ch...

April 10, 2010

This past March 21 marked World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event celebrating the contributions of a unique group of individuals who happened to arrive on earth with an extra chromosome. Unquestionably, people with Down syndrome make the world a better place. B...

August 30, 2009

Many may strongly disagree with the title of this post, but before anyone jumps to conclusions please allow me to explain a bit further. In the process of researching my upcoming book on Down syndrome, I have had the opportunity to speak to a number of families living...

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