French geneticist Jerome Lejeune (1926-1994) identified Trisomy 21, the chromosomal anomaly behind Down Syndrome. He was also a fierce defender of the right to life for children with Down’s. Here’s a trailer for a documentary about Dr. Lejeune. In itself, it’s a good two-minute overview of his work. For more about the full documentary, check out lejeuneusa.org.
Article written by Ellen Kolb. She is a pro-life New Hampshire-based freelance writer, public policy activist, consultant and campaigner. She blogs at leavenfortheloaf.com.
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