Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcome to KIDS!

Welcome to our KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) blog!  Leticia Velasquez and I, both mothers of daughters with Down syndrome, formed KIDS last year so that families of children with Down syndrome could meet and walk together in the 2009 March for Life. 

Our purpose was to raise awareness of the high incidence of abortion after a positive diagnosis of Down syndrome.  It is estimated that about 90% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in utero are aborted. 

We had a great reasponse to our event, and we plan on attending  the March for Life in D.C. in 2010.  In the meantime, Leticia and I are working toward making this an official organization so that we can advocate for all individuals with Down sydnrome, both born and unborn.

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