Monday, November 8, 2010

Kathy Ireland speaks up for Down syndrome research

Kudos to pro-life Kathy Ireland for calling attention to the fact that Down syndrome research is severely underfunded when compared to autism.
She said, after her niece Polly was born with Down syndrome. and she attended a World Down Syndrome Congress in Washington.

When I watch the Special Olympics, it's a richer experience than any other competition. You are cheering for each and every competitor. Isn't that a beautiful experience? Each one carries the flag of our greatest common denominator -- our humanity. 
Every person with Down syndrome in those races is giving it his or her all. So why are we running out on them? You and I can't slow down in our national effort to help them. We are in a race to help those with DS. We must run side by side with them, assuring them that the Down syndrome funding cuts, which the National Institutes of Health has faced, are reversed now. 

Read the entire article here.

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