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By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Home health care owner, Diandra Bankhead pleads guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid

Diandra Bankhead, the owner and operator of Elite Homecare (“Elite”), an Atlanta-based home healthcare provider, has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by submitting thousands of fraudulent claims for services More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ is an engaging 2019 Huck Finn story with a message on compassion

What makes Mark Twain so great is the timelessness of his writing and the new film, The Peanut Butter Falcon, is the latest reincarnations of one those great tales, in particularly, Huckleberry Finn. Shia LaBeouf More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Democrat John Rogers defends abortion: parents can’t handle ‘retarded’ kids, Trump Jr should have been aborted

During debate of Alabama’s criminalization of abortion, Democrat John Rogers started his opposition with standard talking points, before moving on to demean all of those born with mental illness, Down Syndrome, More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Georgia murder suicide: Kimberly Butts confirmed as shooter, killing her son with Down Syndrome, Caleb Butts, her mom Jan Kirkland

According to an update by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to a double murder suicide, Kimberly Gayle Butts was the shooter, the killer of her son, Caleb Logan Butts, and her mother, Jan Elizabeth Kirkland. A More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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Mother, Gillian Relf, pens article about regrets NOT aborting her son Stephen, who has Down’s Syndrome

A 69-year-old mother of a 47-year-old son, Stephen with Down’s Syndrome wrote an article for The Daily Mail (UK) about her regrets…NOT aborting her son. Described as heartbreaking and morally sick, Gillian More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Pennsylvania passes ban on aborting baby with Down Syndrome

The Pennsylvania state House has now passed a bill to ban abortions on babies with Down syndrome. After passing with a 139-56 vote, the bill will now move on to the state Senate. According to LifeNews, current More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus doubles down on eugenics, aborting Down Syndrome babies

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus has doubled down on her stance to abort a child prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. Following up to the hate mail send after her op-ed, titled “I would’ve aborted More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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ACLU and Planned Parenthood sue over law banning aborting babies due to Down Syndrome

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are suing to block Ohio’s new state law which bans abortion babies if they have Down Syndrome, calling the law an “unconstitutional undue burden on More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Women’s group supports Indiana law banning disability, race, and sex-based abortion

Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom and the Bioethics Defense Fund filed a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday with a federal appeals court on behalf of three Down syndrome organizations and a grassroots women’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Ohio House bans abortion for Down syndrome diagnosis, opposed by Planned Parenthood

The Ohio House overwhelmingly passed a bill outlawing aborting a child because of a possible Down syndrome diagnosis. The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (HB 214) bans abortionists from terminating a pregnancy More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Terms now offensive: ‘expectant mothers’ ‘the elderly’ ‘biologically male or female’ ‘surname’

An internal document to the staff at the British Medical Association states that pregnant women should not be called “expectant mothers” as it could offend transgender people. The Telegraph details More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Late-term aborted baby brain given to New Mexico high school summer camp for dissection

A shocking story landed in the abortion debate as news broke that a New Mexico abortion clinic once provided a high school summer camp with the “intact” brain from a third-trimester baby for high school More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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5 Hard Truths For Newbie Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would do it. Despite being a difficult undertaking, entrepreneurship is absolutely worth the struggle. Hard work and dedication pay off, but it’s essential you More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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John C McGinley talks ‘Ground Floor’ season 2, hitting notes, ‘Scrubs’ fans and Down Syndrome

EXCLUSIVE: TBS announced yesterday that Ground Floor will be renewed for a second season and star John C. McGinley immediately tweeted his excitement over the news. McGinley spoke with The Global Dispatch for a More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Best Moments of 2013: Noah Van Vooren, high school waterboy with Down Syndrome scores a touchdown

Noah Van Vooren, who has Down Syndrome, is a senior at Little Chute High School in Clintonville, Wisconsin, and is the Mustangs football team manager and waterboy. “He’s always positive, walking on the More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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Travjuan ‘Bubba’ Hunter, Semone Adkins, Down Syndrome students named Homecoming King and Queen

Travjuan “Bubba” Hunter waved from his perch in the Homecoming Parade and his date, Semone Adkins, heard yells: “Semone, you look beautiful!” Travjuan ‘Bubba’ Hunter Semone Adkins More...

By Brian Attenberg On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Death of Ethan Saylor, Down Syndrome man, at theater now a homicide as details emerge

New documents reveal that Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, who tried to force a young man with Down syndrome out of a movie theater, were warned he would “freak out” if they touched him. The decision More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Catholic priest uses Facebook to plea for adoption of unborn girl with Down syndrome, hundreds respond

Rev. Thomas Vander Woude, of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Virginia, made an appeal on the church’s Facebook page searching for a family to adopt an unborn child who has Down syndrome in hopes of More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
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Antonio Martinez, San Diego Down Syndrome man, beaten and hit with pepper spray as police say it was ‘mistake’

A developmentally disabled California man was hit, forced to the ground and hit with pepper spray before being taken into custody in an incident California sheriff’s deputies not call “a mistake.” Antonio More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Obama Biden ‘Letter of the Week’ features Down Syndrome woman as one of ’47 percent’

In its latest effort totarget Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment, the Obama campaign on Monday tapped a young woman named “Brittany” with Down syndrome to pull at the heartstrings More...


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