Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In order to halt the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, much must be done for education, research, and legislation to help parents choose life, a panel of experts has said.
“In a sense, Down syndrome is the canary in the coal mine, it’s the test case of how we in a society will deal with difference in disability,” said Mark Bradford of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.
“Will we welcome individuals into our communities who have genetic differences? Or will we exclude them from our society, marginalize them, push them away, and not allow them to be born?”
The March for Life hosted a panel discussion on the theme for the upcoming march “Every Life is Precious,” to discuss the high abortion rate in pregnancies where the unborn child is diagnosed with a disability such as Down syndrome. The event, held Oct. 23, commemorated Down syndrome Awareness Month.
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