Marjorie’s article “Protect the lights of our lives, end abortions of Down syndrome babies” was published in The Washington Examiner for Down Syndrome Awareness Month:
The simple question, “Will you be my sunshine?” and the beaming smile of a young lady who’d just been invited to homecoming recently charmed the nation. Video of Florida high school student David Cowan’s chivalrous “proposal” to his girlfriend Saris Marie Garcia, a cheerleader, went viral and has been viewed by more than 4 million people. David and Saris are childhood sweethearts — and it just so happens that they both have Down syndrome.
This lovely young couple’s joyful moment, captured for all the world, is no exception: Research shows 99% of people with Down syndrome are happy with their lives — and their happiness is contagious. Scenes like these show our society has come a long way in accepting difference as a normal part of being human and recognizing the potential of people with Down syndrome to lead rich, fulfilling lives, if only given the opportunity and the support.
Sadly, our laws have yet to catch up with this reality.
Read more at The Washington Examiner