Ohio pro-life bill incentivizes Down syndrome selective abortion

ORTL graphicThe Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would ban an abortion because of a Down syndrome prenatal test result. But, there could be a disturbing unintended consequence if the bill becomes law.Continue Reading

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota: fact-checking claimed “costs” of Down syndrome lives

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In discussing a recent state bill to ban Down syndrome selective abortions, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota corrected her guest on his figures, but the ones she cited are even more troubling. 

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New Resource for World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week is the first week of August in 2015. A new resource helps new moms with breastfeeding an infant with Down syndrome.

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The NDSC & DSMIG Conferences: Alzheimer’s, regression, resources, & friends

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How can a person have Alzheimer’s, but not? I learned about this and more at the 2015 National Down Syndrome Congress’ annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Prenatal Testing Stakeholder Symposium to be held in Washington DC

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Thursday, July 16, 2015, an oft-stated, but rarely occurring, meeting will be held. If you can get there, I hope to see you in attendance.

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Pixar’s Inside Out: moron, mongo, and normalizing disability bigotry

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Pixar released a movie Inside Out featuring characters embodying human emotions which are played out inside people’s minds. A mom calls attention to how Pixar has normalized disability bigotry for viewers of Inside Out.

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News: prenatal testing, rising number of abortions, and cancer

Copenhagen Post Downs Syndrome Dwindling July 20 2011

From the News page, here’s a collection of tweets of mine on news reported this week:

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What exactly is MaterniT21, Harmony, verifi, & Panorama testing?

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If more women were accurately counseled about what exactly cell free DNA is testing, they would immediately understand that their test results are never diagnostic.

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News: Sequenom’s patent invalidated, Ron Burgundy commentary, & informed consent concerns raised

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From the News page, some significant developments concerning cell free DNA, with commentary by Anchorman Ron Burgundy:

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