“They inspire joy, kindness, and wonder”

President Trump issues statement marking start of Down Syndrome Awareness Month
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President Donald Trump (image from CNN)

Statement from President Donald Trump on Down Syndrome Awareness Month:

“During Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we celebrate the significant contributions that people with Down syndrome make to their families, to their communities, and to our Nation.  We also salute the family members, caregivers, medical professionals, and advocates who have dedicated themselves to ensuring that these extraordinary people enjoy lives filled with love and increasing opportunity.  As a result of these remarkable efforts, people with Down syndrome are living longer, more enriching lives than ever before.

This month, we renew our Nation’s strong commitment to promoting the health, well-being, and inherent dignity of all children and adults with Down syndrome.  Through sustained advancements in education, research, and advocacy, we will further empower those with Down syndrome to pursue the American Dream of independence, pride in work, and full participation in civil society.  We will also continue to increase public awareness regarding the true nature of this condition, and to dispel the stubborn myths about the degree to which it is disabling.

Sadly, there remain too many people – both in the United States and throughout the world – that still see Down syndrome as an excuse to ignore or discard human life.  This sentiment is and will always be tragically misguided.  We must always be vigilant in defending and promoting the unique and special gifts of all citizens in need.  We should not tolerate any discrimination against them, as all people have inherent dignity.

The approximately 250,000 Americans with Down syndrome truly embody the great spirit of our Nation.  They inspire joy, kindness, and wonder in our families, our workplaces, and our communities.  We will always endeavor to make sure that their precious gifts are never maligned or taken for granted.”

From whitehouse.gov.

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  1. What an honorable man and President. Such a contrast with the former occupant.

    • Your Fellow Catholic says:

      Oh my, please tell me you are joiking.

      • Anonymous says:

        At least honor the deed if you refuse ot honr the man, YFC. Democrats vote to allow these kids to be murdered in utero.

      • Look folks the liberal is upset with an opinion he does not agree with, He wants those thoughts banned like all leftist his tolerance only applies to his own views.

  2. Clinton R. says:

    Very nice words from the president. I am reminded of the order of nuns who have Down’s Syndrome. They are filled with joy and are beautiful brides of Christ.

    http://cal-catholic.com/women-with-down-syndrome-respond-to-gods-call/

  3. Your Fellow Catholic says:

    Please keep in mind that this is a statement from the Press Office of the White House. While I’m glad they did this, keep in mind that press offices issue these kinds of statements regularly, often without the knowledge, even of their principle. I don’t know what Trump’s personal position is on this. I’d like to think it expresses his own feelings. But given his public mockery of people with disabilities, forgive me if I have my doubts.

    • The Real Ralph says:

      Have your doubts all you want. Obama and the rest of his/your ilk did nothing but advance the killing of these innocents. Remember, Hitler was a socialist.

      • Well said Ralph, leftist like YFC will always make excuses for putting in an office a man who said “God Bless Planned Parenthood” They cannot stand the fact that their heir apparent Hillary did not get to the White Houuse

      • Your Fellow Catholic says:

        Hitler was a fascist.

        • Tom Byrne says:

          “Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state”

          That’s fascism, YFC. It’s also socialism. Same, same.

    • You have read too much fake news.

  4. Not a response you would have gotten from Hillary, to whom Downs Syndrome Awareness means killing the babies in the womb once their situation is known. Right again, President Trump!

  5. Trump is a good man.

  6. Yes. These children are wonderful. Too bad our local Catholic elementary school turned away a neighbor’s son with Down’s. He would be too hard to educate the parents were told.

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