Tuesday, February 5, 2013

KIDS at the March for Life

KIDS before heading over to the March for Life

KIDS had another successful event at the National Right to Life Committee headquarters prior to the March for Life in D.C. on January 25.  About 60 people joined us at NRLC and in the march.  You can read about it here in my article at National Right to Life News Today.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and several of the KIDS families
We were privileged to have Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers join us again this year.  She spoke to us about her journey to the Congress and her experience in discovering her son Cole had Down syndrome. She also informed us that passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was being pursued, as well as funding for Down syndrome research and funding for the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act, which was signed into law by President Bush in 2008. 

We enjoy this time with the congresswoman so much and thank her for being a special friend to KIDS!

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Sloans
We enjoy catching up each year with the Setrans and Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Sloans, Jacksons, and Phillips families, as well as Ryan and his Fatima Caravan!

We are also very appreciative of NRLC for hosting this event and providing us with refreshments.

And we missed Leticia and her family this year!

KIDS in the March for Life

You can read more here: 

If you have Down syndrome or have a family member or friend with Down syndrome and want to join us next year, please contact Eileen to get on our e-mail list, so you can receive information about future events.

Eileen Haupt Writes a Response to the Today Show on Prenatal Testing

She does a wonderful job of saying what impact the language of prenatal testing does to our perception of Down syndrome when she says,   
It pains me to hear Down syndrome talked about in such a negative light, especially on a show that millions of people will watch and come away with the idea that Down syndrome is something they are fortunate to be “safe” from.

Congratulations Eileen on a moving and timely response to the Today Show. I hope it is read far and wide. 
Read the entire article at National Right to Life News.

KIDS photo makes the Washington Post!

This photo of Eileen Haupt's hand holding our KIDS sign made it to the religion blog at the Washington Post.
Thanks for leading KIDS on the March for Life this year, Eileen, while I was ill with the flu.