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  • Missed opportunity? Families affected by physical, mental challenges

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Monday, March 19, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Down syndrome. It was a discouraging, dark diagnosis, Brian Kuiper said. He and his wife Treshia, seven months pregnant, gathered their two children to break the news. But instead of the anticipated heartache and tears, the children responded with enthusiasm and dancing.

    "Timmy is going to be amazing! Timmy is going to be incredible! Timmy is going to change the world," Brian Kuiper, Focus on the Family executive event producer, recalled them shouting. His children had a far different perspective of who Timmy ... Read More

  • Gerber baby spotlights Down syndrome abortion fight

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 19, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio (BP) -- A smiling baby with Down syndrome is making history as the Gerber "spokesbaby" just as a growing list of states are trying to criminalize the abortion of babies diagnosed with the genetic disorder in utero.

    A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday (Feb. 16) in Indiana's two-year battle with Planned Parenthood over a law criminalizing the abortion of babies with disabilities such as Down syndrome, the Indianapolis Star reported at IndyStar.com. The 2016 measure, which Vice President Mike Pence signed into law during his gubernatorial term, has been blocked by a permanent injunction since September ... Read More

  • Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (one year ago)

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Pro-life advocates are applauding the Ohio legislature's passage of a bill to ban abortions of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. They expect a signature from Gov. John Kasich within the next week or so.

    Last month, the state House passed the bill 64-31, and the Senate passed it 20-12 last week. The legislation prohibits abortions "because an unborn child has or may have Down syndrome." Abortionists who violate the law would face a fourth-degree felony charge, but their patients would not face prosecution. Read More

  • Yokefellow with Down syndrome ministers to shut-ins

    by Connie Davis Bushey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, August 03, 2016 (2 years ago)

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (BP) -- Mike Kinle and pastor David Taft visit shut-ins for First Baptist Church every Monday afternoon.

    Kinle always reads the Scripture he has chosen for the people they are visiting. He also leads the prayer, including for prayer requests learned of during the visit.

    Kinle may not take the lead in the conversations, but he listens and prepares to pray. A good time is had by all if measured by the smiles which appear, hugs exchanged and conversation. Read More

  • Ind. law protects babies with Down syndrome from abortion

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill into law protecting babies from abortions based solely on genetic conditions such as Down syndrome.

    "When it comes to genetics, it's easy for us to say 'if it isn't perfect let's abort,'" said Len Reynolds, the president of Indiana Right to Life's Lake County affiliate. "I have had the opportunity to meet many families with Down syndrome children. Yes, they have ... Read More