March 27, 2018
Dear Friend of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation,
What truly matters in life?
Do you remember John Franklin Stephens’ compelling speech: “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living”, given five months ago on Capitol Hill?
He is sounding the alarm once again, demanding the attention of those in authority.
Last week at a UN event co-organized by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, John Franklin Stephens spoke about the critical need to defend people with Down syndrome:
But the United States is not listening to John Franklin Stephens. Babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are under attack.
Last week, I published my open letter responding to the Washington Post editor’s op-ed, “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome. Women need that right.”
In the open letter, I concluded that “a life with Down syndrome is a life worth living, and a life worth defending.”
The reception to this plea has been tremendous. LifeSiteNews and Breitbart News highlighted the piece – emphasizing the importance of taking a stand against the ‘dark eugenics’ behind aborting babies with Down syndrome. Breitbart News concluded:
We are working on behalf of people with Down syndrome in the United States. In his speech last week, John Franklin Stephens also declared the importance of this work:
Your support today will help people with Down syndrome in the United States – including the unborn. Stand with us!
P.S. Will you consider giving to the Jerome Lejeune Foundation to help our work in defending people with Down syndrome? There is much work to be done. Give today!