Please read the excerpt below from a piece in Breitbart News highlighting the open letter written by David G. Lejeune, president of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA.
The President of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA has posted an open letter condemning the defense of eugenics by Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus.
In her March op-ed in the Post, Ms. Marcus said that she would have terminated her pregnancies had the testing for each child come back positive for Down syndrome.
“I’m going to be blunt here: That was not the child I wanted,” Marcus says in her op-ed, referring to children with Down syndrome, and because of that, she said she would have aborted them.
David G. Lejeune issued his open letter Wednesday—World Down Syndrome Day—in response to Ms. Marcus, insisting that like all human beings, children with Down syndrome have the right to live “even if you do not want them,” since their right to life does not depend on other people’s desires.