Pro-Lifers Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day: ‘An Extra Chromosome’ Still Deserves Life

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March 21 marks World Down Syndrome Day. This year specifically, due to the fact that many on the left think children with Down syndrome aren’t worthy of life, pro-life groups and individuals used the opportunity to share the blessing that are individuals with Down syndrome. 

Co-Host for Fox & Friends weekend Rachel Campos-Duffy kicked off the celebration while talking about her own daughter, Valentina, who has Down syndrome.

“We don’t talk enough about what they do for others,” Campos-Duffy said before talking about how much more joyful people who are surrounded by individuals with Down Syndrome become. “I see it everyday in my own children. They are more patient, they are more loving [and] they are more tolerant of people who are different than them, because they have Valentina in their life,” she said on Fox News Thursday.

“90% of people who have a diagnosis in utero of Down Syndrome, they end in abortion. And as you can see Valentina is not a defect, she is human being with capacity to love and be loved.” @RCamposDuffy speaks out about her daughter on World Down Syndrome Day. pic.twitter.com/aTcmRHe1Ch

— Media Research Center (@theMRC) March 21, 2023

Campos-Duffy then got into the point that many other pro-life individuals and groups harped on during World Down Syndrome Day. 

“Ninety percent of people who have a diagnosis in utero of Down syndrome, they end in abortion. And as you can see, Valentina is not a defect, she is human being with capacity to love and be loved,” she said. “Let’s take the fear out of that diagnosis.”

The Family Research Council, a non-profit group that focuses on championing faith, family and freedom in public policy and culture, echoed Campos-Duffy’s statement in a post on X. 

The group noted that “Abortion is systematically eliminating people with Down syndrome. In the United States, 67% of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. In Denmark and Iceland, over 95% of babies with Down syndrome are aborted.”

Related: MTG EXPOSES Baby Organ Harvesting In Abortion Industry: Selling Livers & Profiting Off Lies

Oftentimes, mothers will terminate their pregnancies if they find out that their child has Down syndrome. God forbid a baby that doesn’t meet “perfect” standards is given a chance at life, a chance that would undoubtedly bring endless joy to anyone he or she encounters. 

The pro-life diaper brand EveryLife shared a video of what that joy could look like in its post on X about World Down Syndrome Day.

Today is World Down Syndrome Day! A day always celebrated on 3/21 to symbolize 3 copies of the 21st chromosome.

Sadly, nearly 80% of prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses in the U.S. result in abortion, EveryLife is committed to changing the narrative by highlighting the beautiful… pic.twitter.com/WY8fWxAMYF

— EveryLife (@everylife) March 21, 2024

“Children with an extra chromosome are blessings and are deserving of live, protection and celebration,” the video said throughout clips and images of children with Down syndrome enjoying life: playing, smiling, eating, laughing and very obviously bringing joy to whoever is behind the camera.

Live Action shared a video in which a sweet little boy with Down syndrome said affirmations with his mom in front of the mirror.

Every life is beautiful. Every life has dignity. Every life is deserving of love.

Today, on #WorldDownSyndromeDay and every day, let’s reaffirm that every individual, regardless of their abilities or differences, adds immeasurable value to our world. pic.twitter.com/FwuImMu9MB

— Live Action (@LiveAction) March 21, 2024

March for Life also shared a few tweets surrounding the day. “An extra chromosome doesn’t determine someone’s humanity,” the group wrote on X, later tweeting “Babies with Down Syndrome shouldn’t be aborted. They deserve to live.”

I wish that the celebrations of World Down Syndrome day and the idea that kids with Down syndrome shouldn’t be aborted were shared among leftist groups too, because the lives of children shouldn’t be something divided by politics. The whole world should honor, celebrate and protect the most vulnerable of our society, including those with a genetic difference.

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