From Jeanne Monahan, President of the March for Life:
I am very excited to announce the theme of the upcoming March for Life: Every Life is a Gift! In 2015, with this emphasis, we hope to shed light on the sad fact that a disproportionately large number of pre-born babies given a “poor prenatal diagnosis” are targeted for abortion.
March for Life Assistant Director Bethany Goodman wrote a terrific op-ed on the topic published in Breitbart News today. In it she discussed the full and happy lives that many people who have Down Syndrome experience!!
99 percent of individuals with Down Syndrome said they were happy with their lives and 97 percent liked who they are. Furthermore, the study showed that 99 percent of parents of a child with Trisomy 21 love their child; 97 percent of these parents were proud of their child; and 79 percent of such parents felt that their outlook on life was more positive because of their child with Down Syndrome. In terms of siblings’ feelings about Down Syndrome, 94 percent of older siblings expressed feelings of pride towards their siblings with Down Syndrome; 88 expressed feelings that they were better people because of their siblings with Trisomy 21.
A number of studies have shown that preborn babies with disabilities are aborted at rates from 60 percent to as high as 90 percent. At the March for Life, we believe that every life is a gift and we look forward to focusing more on this vital topic! Please stay tuned in the coming months as we continue to delve into this critical issue and seek solutions!
The date of the March for Life is Thursday, January 22.