Posts Tagged ‘Down Syndrome’
… coping with Down Syndrome. The program is set to expand throughout the Republic, according to the linked Irish Times article.
hat tip: Youth Defence (Facebook post)
Leticia Velasquez recommends The Lily Trilogy, by Sherry Boas.
Backlash continues to have an effect, as more companies pull ads from Wonkette.
It might be considered cool in certain (ruthless) circles to verbally trash those with Down Syndrome, or the parents who love them – but it is not playing well with decent people. Or with certain companies. Thank God.
In Death in Springtime: Terri Schiavo and Pope John Paul II, Leticia Velasquez remembers their deaths, while explaining one of the reasons Terri’s death was so personal to her. Her daughter, with Down syndrome, had been hospitalized, and the nurses had been hostile.
Like many of us, it was the barbaric killing of Terri Schiavo that turned Velasquez actively pro-life.
More good coverage of a teen putting her talents to good use, and speaking out for disabled people.
I just finished reading The Proposal, by Angela Hunt. It was originally published by Tyndale House in 1996, and I’m pleased to see it’s still in print, via iUniverse (see the bottom of this author-hosted page).
It’s a hard-hitting, hair-raising thriller, wherein a quiet young widow who wants to write a book about Down’s Syndrome gets mistaken for a best-selling novelist with a similar name who is proposing to write a novel that exposes the apparent link between first-pregnancy abortion and breast cancer – and has been targeted by the mob.
We’ve sold quite a few books by Angela Hunt in our bookstore, but I don’t remember reading any before this. If this book is any indication, I’ve been missing out. It was suspenseful, witty, and full of substance, too. And that’s not to mention the plot twists.
Parents: You should probably read this before letting even your teens see it. The author handles horrific situations with admirable restraint, and writes from a Christian perspective, but we are talking horrific situations here.
So, ladies. Can you recommend other fiction that takes a pro-life stance? Even just in passing? (Hey, a seed here, a seed there…)