Encourage passage of laws in your home state that prohibit abortion based on disability, gender or race.
Frank Stephens, a Special Olympian and advocate, shared his experience as a man living with Down syndrome in a testimony to Congress. His quote, “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living,” went viral. Watch his Congressional testimony here.
Sally Phillips, a British actress and comedian, is a mother who has a child with Down syndrome. In a BBC documentary, “A World without Down Syndrome?” she investigates the exceptionally high abortion rate for Down syndrome in the U.K. and the ethical implications of a new national prenatal screening policy. You can watch her documentary here.
Note: Ms. Phillips supports legalized abortion. Her main interest is changing how the information about Down syndrome is presented to families who receive pre- and postnatal diagnoses.
Support local families with children with Down syndrome through these organizations:
- Joy Prom: Is an event hosted by various churches across the country. It’s an opportunity for families with special needs children and adults to attend a party in their honor. Inspired by parable in Luke, the event is an opportunity to share the love of Christ.
- Night to Shine: The Tim Tebow Foundation hosts Night to Shine in more than 500 churches across the world. The event gives individuals with special needs ages 14 and older with a special prom night experience, centered on God’s love.
- Buddy Walk: Established by the National Down Syndrome Society, the Buddy Walk celebrates Down syndrome awareness. It also promotes the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.