Kurt Kondrich
Down syndrome Lives Matter
By Kurt Kondrich
July 31, 2016

There is much debate across our nation concerning which lives matter most, and the controversy is fueled by the belief that certain human beings are targeted because of their diverse physical characteristics. As a rooted Christian I believe that ALL lives matter from conception to death and that there is no greater gift or national treasure than human life.

Currently there is a unique group of human beings being identified, targeted and terminated at an alarming rate across the globe, and they are completely innocent of any criminal, suspicious or questionable behavior. These beautiful, amazing individuals face the most extreme form of discrimination, prejudice, unjust targeting, and unwarranted profiling, and the death sentence they receive represents the ultimate injustice. The event that triggers this silent genocide against these defenseless lives is a prenatal test to identify Down syndrome. Once an unborn child receives a Down syndrome profile, 70–90% are targeted and eliminated. This silent genocide receives no media coverage, and I can't think of another group of people facing this level of undeserved slaughter.

My awesome daughter Chloe was born in 2003 with a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and my wife and I declined prenatal tests during the pregnancy when we were informed many times that we were at "high risk" for having a child with Down syndrome. We knew from the moment of conception that Chloe's life mattered, and at age 13 she has brought more pure light into the world and planted more positive seeds than the vast majority of people do in a long lifetime. We daily read about a lost world infected with death, depravity and deception, and I have never read a story where an individual with Down syndrome was responsible for an act of violence, evil, hate, destruction or terror. Today's misguided culture needs these people now more than ever, and isn't it time that we start a united international LIFE movement to end toxic profiling and prenatal prejudice and get the truth out that ALL Lives including Down syndrome lives matter!

Proverbs 24:10-12 – "If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength! Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter."

© Kurt Kondrich


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