Tag archive for ‘Down Syndrome’
By Brian Attenberg On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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

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

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...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 7th, 2012

Bede Vanderhost, teen with Down Syndrome, deemed ‘risk’ by American Airlines, turned away

Joan and Robert Vanderhorst were planning to fly home to California with their 16-year-old son on Sunday. But before they could board their American Airlines flight from Newark airport bound for Los Angeles, they More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Oregon couple wins ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuit, admits they would have aborted Down Syndrome daughter

$2.9 million appears to be the going rate for a life. From Portland, Oregon, a couple was awarded $2.9 million dollars for the “wrongful birth” of their daughter who has Down syndrome. Kalanit Levy, More...

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