Ignorant people say stupid things about Down syndrome

Austen Heinz

Austen Heinz

From the news page, purportedly independent-thinking people say stupid things about Down syndrome, while a grandmother shares wisdom gained from having a granddaughter with Down syndrome.Continue Reading

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: finally a memorial for the disabled

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In 2014, a memorial was finally erected for those first victims of the Nazi euthanasia program: the disabled.

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Our story: 10 years after receiving the diagnosis

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This past Saturday, we had an opportunity to see what a difference a decade makes from the day you receive the diagnosis that your child has Down syndrome. 

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Pro-life should not hijack pro-information

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By hijacking a law that has bipartisan support for their own agenda, pro-life efforts may actually lead to more abortions of babies with Down syndrome. 

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Indiana bill to ban Down syndrome abortions

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A bill has been introduced in Indiana to ban selective abortions for Down syndrome. It has already been the subject of some commentary. Here’s mine. 

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We do not want sympathy, but we do want love and support

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At the News page, some highlights on what you can’t expect when you receive a prenatal test result for Down syndrome. 

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Get the facts about Down syndrome prenatal testing

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In effort to clear up the widespread confusion about non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), also known as cell free DNA testing, the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has issued a fact sheet. Get the facts about this testing.

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cell free DNA is NOT Diagnostic

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While this point has been made in multiple professional statements and news reports–including here–the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) felt it worth reminding the world that cell free DNA is NOT diagnostic.

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Ohio passes the Down Syndrome Information Act

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Closing out 2014, Ohio became the latest state to pass the Down Syndrome Information Act, making it the fifth state to do so in 2014 and seventh overall.

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