Monday, January 20, 2020

KIDS at the 2020 March for Life

Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) will be walking in the 2020 March for Life in D.C. on Friday, January 24, 2020, for the 12th year!  We will be meeting at the new location of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in Alexandria, Virginia.  We will also have a second meeting place a bit later, near the March for Life rally, for those of you who would like to join us, but can’t make it to NRLC.

Here’s the plan: 

If you are able, meet KIDS at NRLC headquarters at 1446 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

NRLC will generously provide us with danishes, coffee, and hot chocolate.  

Around 11:00 or so, we will walk to the King Street Metro Station and take the Metro to the Federal Triangle station in DC. KIDS will then meet in front of the National Museum of American History (Constitution Avenue, N.W., between 12th and 14th Streets) for anyone who would like to join us. We will meet there around Noon. I am thinking we will just stay at this location and join the March when it passes by. (Restrooms are available in the museum.)

We will have our KIDS banner and signs.

If you plan on meeting KIDS at either of these two locations, it would be very helpful to let me know. Even if it is last minute, that is ok.  (See e-mail on side bar.)  That way, we can arrange to communicate with each other if need be when trying to meet up.

We hope that you can join KIDS in marching for the Right to Life for all unborn babies, particularly those who are targeted for abortion because of having Down syndrome and other special needs.

Monday, January 8, 2018

KIDS 10th Annual Gathering at the March for Life!

KIDS will be holding its 10th Annual Gathering at this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C.  More than ever, it is important to have a presence of support for unborn babies with Down syndrome at the March for Life, as more accurate prenatal tests are developed and administered to facilitate terminating the lives of these precious babies.  KIDS will be there for anyone one who would like to join us in representing unborn babies with Down syndrome in the March.

KIDS is open to families who have a child with Down syndrome, anyone who has a family or friend with Down syndrome, or anyone who has a heart for them.  Here is the information for our gathering this year: 
Friday, January 19, 2017
10:30 a.m. to Noon
National Right to Life Committee
512 10th Street, NW

The National Right to Life Committee generously provides sandwiches, snacks, and beverages, in addition to a space to meet.  While enjoying refreshments, families and friends of individuals with Down syndrome will have time to visit with each other.  Several families return each year, and it is a nice reunion.  We welcome new attendees as well!

If you plan on joining us, please e-mail Eileen. (See the WELCOME TO KIDS section to the right.)  Even if it is a last minute decision, we would love to see you there!

NRLC is conveniently located a few blocks from the National Mall where the Rally is held and where the March begins.  We will bundle up and head over to the Mall around noon.

Photo courtesy of Ron Setran of Youths With a Mission Metro New York

We look forward to the day when we can hold an annual celebration of the end of legalized abortion of unborn babies with Down syndrome, and all unborn babies.  But for now, we will March in solidarity with these innocent lives, proclaim the joy our family members and friends with Down syndrome bring to our lives, and hope and pray that our witness will save lives.

As the motto for this year's March for Life proclaims:  Love Saves Lives!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) Event at the 2017 March for Life

Do you have a family member or friend with Down syndrome and are planning on attending the 2017 March for Life?  Please consider joining Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) the morning of January 27th before the march!  We have families and individuals who return each year, and almost always see new faces as well.

We will begin gathering at 10:30 at the National Right to Life Committee headquarters, and after enjoying sandwiches and refreshments, will head over to the March for Life, just a few blocks away,.  We will walk together as a group, carrying our KIDS banner and signs.  Here's the important information:

Date:        Friday, January 27, 2017
Time:       10:30 - Noon
Place:       National Right to Life Committee
                   512 10th Street, NW    
                   Washington, DC
Contact:   Eileen Haupt   
(It would be helpful to know you are planning to attend the KIDS event at NRLC.  Please see side panel for contact information.)

Please see the following article on NRLC News about this year's KIDS event.

What a powerful witness it is for children and adults with Down syndrome, together with their families and friends, to walk as a group in the March for Life!  Come join us in celebrating the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, born and unborn, and in raising awareness about how routine prenatal testing and abortion are targeting their very existence.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Join KIDS at NRLC Prior to the March for Life

Epic Storm or no epic storm, we will be holding our annual gathering before the March for Life in D.C.   Do you have a child with Down syndrome and will be attending the March for Life?  Or do you have a friend or relative or just want to show support for unborn babies with Down syndrome?  You are welcome to join us at the KIDS event, and later walk with us as a group in the March for Life.  Here are the details:  

When:   Friday, January 22nd, from 10:30 - Noon
Where:  National Right to Life Committee headquarters (512 10 St. NW)

NRLC is generously providing sandwiches and refreshments.  Their office is located only a few blocks from the National Mall, where the March for Life rally is being held; so we will walk over to the mall around Noon to join the rally and march.

It would be helpful to know how many to expect, so if you are planning on joining us at NRLC, our contact information is on the right-hand side of this page.  Though if you don't get a chance to contact us, don't let that stop you from dropping by.

Safe travels!