Saturday, January 29, 2011

A big THANK YOU to the National Right to Life Committee for hosting KIDS!

We are so grateful to the National Right to Life Committee  for hosting our KIDS event for the past 3 years!  NRLC generously provided sandwiches and refreshments and a warm place to meet, just blocks from the march.  They are very accommodating and are great friends to KIDS.  We so appreciate their generosity!

KIDS highlighted in Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers' newsletter

We are delighted that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers highlighted KIDS in her recent e-mail newsletter!  The KIDS event is one of the two pro-life events that the congresswoman joined on the day of the March for Life.  We are honored that she joined us again this year.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins KIDS families and friends.

She had this to say about KIDS:
"...a wonderful organization that works to protect unborn children who have Trisomy 21 and increase awareness about what blessings these children are."
She knows what we know - that our children with Down syndrome are blessings!  Thank you, Rep. McMorris Rodgers!  We are proud to call you a friend of KIDS!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Leticia's EWTN interview is being re-aired Saturday around 4:30PM

Leticia was interviewed with KIDS member Dr Judith Mascolo by Teresa Tomeo as part of the live EWTN coverage of the March for Life on Saturday, January 29 at 2PM.
Our interview, which was very brief, was done immediately after the Verizon Center Mass. I estimate that it will be aired between 4:30 and 5PM EST tomorrow.
Go here to watch EWTN on your computer if you do not have the channel on TV.

Leticia's latest commentary published in National Right to Life News Today

Leticia's recent commentary No More "Mental Retardation." So? was printed in yet another pro-life news website, National Right to Life News Today, a news resource of the National Right to Life Committee.

Her article is enhanced by the photographs taken by her talented daughter Gabriella at the 2011 March for Life in DC. 

Why is replacing the term "mental retardation" with "intellectual disability" not enough?  Check out Leticia's commentary to read what she has to say about it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

KIDS events in DC on January 24, the March for Life

Agenda for National Right to Life Committee Headquarters at 512 10th Street, Washington DC
  • 10:45 - Melissa and Neil and their 2 beautiful children will be at NRLC by 10:45 to greet KIDS families.
  • 11:00  KIDS families may start arriving.  
  • 11:00-11:30 - Leticia is meeting EWTN for an interview behind the stage of the March for Life at the Mall and 4th Street. 
  • ALL KIDS members are welcome to join us and hold signs for the interview. 
  •  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will arrive at 12:15  for a brief update on her work on behalf of our children
  • Madame Valerie Guilloux of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation will address the group and present Congresswoman McMorris Rogers with a copy of "Life is a Blessing".
  • After a brief brunch, KIDS families will march!
Join us Monday to show your support for babies with Down syndrome and their right to be born!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

We are marching in Washington on January 24; join us!

For immediate release:




KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome), a group comprised of families who have children with Down syndrome, will meet for the third year in a row and walk together in the 2011 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

DATE & TIME: Monday, January 24, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to Noon

LOCATION: National Right to Life Committee, 512 10th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

PURPOSE: Meet for refreshments prior to walking together in the 2011 March for Life

This event is open to individuals with Down syndrome and their families and friends.

KIDS aims to raise awareness about the tragic 90% abortion rate of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome, to challenge the misinformation that often leads mothers to abort their babies with Down syndrome, and to proclaim the joy their children bring to their families and communities!

Through the generosity of the National Right to Life Committee, we have a convenient location to congregate, just blocks from the start of the march, and sandwiches and refreshments to enjoy before we join the march.

For more information please contact Eileen Haupt or Leticia Velasquez.

Eileen Haupt Leticia Velasquez

802-899-4882 860-336-1835