Jan. 12, 2012
Isabel is a beautiful four and a half week-old infant in the picture submitted by her grandmother. In her words, My grandson and his wife were told the baby they expected had spina bifida. They were apprised of all the problems she would no doubt have: possible club foot, no control over bodily functions, trauma, toxic, irreversible injury. These were just a few of the possibilities. Quite simply, they chose Life. She was prayed hard for by everyone. She has not shown signs of these items or any others so far. She was 4 1/2 weeks in photo with her father. She is loved and adored by all and growing every day. They would not change things for anything and are grateful for the gift they were given. We all are.
Filip and Christopher are fifteen-year-old twins from Norway, both with Down Syndrome. They are pictured with their 22-week ultrasound. Their parents, Elly and Knut, write that their identical twins are two reasons they are pro-life! They describe Filip and Christopher as the Lords ambassadors. For fifteen years the Lord has used them to bless us and many others in so many ways.
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As one of our Sanctity of Life month activities, FRC is co-sponsoring a pro-life conference on the topic of prenatal disability diagnosis on January 21st: The Conference will bring together professionals from many different specialty areas, including genetic researchers, OB/GYN physicians, developmental pediatricians, hospital nursing staff, medical genetic counselors and medical students. Other invited participants and guests include peer ministry providers, social service support professionals, advocates for persons with disabilities and public policy specialists.
Conference on Medical Advances in Prenatal Diagnoses
Saturday, January 21, 8:30 am 5 pm
Family Research Council, 801 G Street, NW, Washington DC
Sponsored by: Medical Students for Life, Family Research Council, Keep Infants with Down Syndrome & Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
- Alberto Costa, MD, Ph.D.
- Byron Calhoun, MD
- John Bruchalski, MD
- David Prentice, Ph.D.
- Gerard Nadal, Ph.D.