Parents Petition Disney For a Special Needs Princess

Delaney Ott-Dahl is only 16 months old but she is already fascinated by Disney princesses. And who wouldn't be? They're beautiful, they're glamorous and they sometimes have fins! But Delaney has Down Syndrome and her moms want her to grow up in a world where Disney Princesses look like her. So they're asking Disney… » 10/28/14 6:50pm 10/28/14 6:50pm

How My Daughter Became Wet Seal's First Model With Down Syndrome

When I received the prenatal diagnosis that my baby had Down syndrome, my world came to a skidding halt. My mother wisely let me cry for about 20 minutes, then asked me what had changed. I remember telling her everything had changed. Then she said the words that would set the stage for how my daughter would be… » 10/04/13 12:50pm 10/04/13 12:50pm

Church Saves Fetus With Downs, Everyone Lives Happily Ever After

Here's a heartwarming story about a Reverend who learned of a young couple planning to abort because their child, if carried to term, would have Down syndrome. "But abortion is sin!" the pastor said (we're paraphrasing). "Let me pressure you into carrying to term by hastily crowdsourcing an adoptive family!" » 7/10/13 4:15pm 7/10/13 4:15pm

Is There a 'Wrong' Reason to Have an Abortion?

In the agonizing months leading up to this year's election, there was a lot of talk about under what circumstances, exactly, a woman should be able to have an abortion. Surveys of American political opinion consistently paint a picture of a population that is much more comfortable with the idea of abortion if women… » 11/30/12 3:00pm 11/30/12 3:00pm

Special Olympian With Down Syndrome Writes Awesome Open Letter to Ann Coulter About Her Use of 'Retard'

Being offended by the offensive things said by offensive snake lady Ann Coulter is as predictable as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West, but it is remarkable when someone is able to respond to her intentionally incendiary comments with patience, elegance and poise. Coulter's recent casual and cruel use… » 10/24/12 3:30pm 10/24/12 3:30pm

Students Crown Special-Needs Classmates As Prom Queens & Kings

When they're not sexting, trying to be like Ke$ha, or having babies on reality TV, teenage girls can actually be really sweet, mature, and decent human beings. Two different graduating classes of seniors in two different states have crowned classmates with Down Syndrome as prom queens and king. In Loveland, Ohio Toni… » 6/02/11 5:25pm 6/02/11 5:25pm

Advances In Prenatal Testing Create New Twist In Abortion Debate

With Trig Palin being perhaps the best known special-needs child in American history, there have been several articles about increased genetic testing for prenatal abnormalities in recent days. As the story goes, Sarah Palin knew before he was born that Trig had a genetic condition, but because of her strongly held… » 10/27/08 9:30am 10/27/08 9:30am