Thursday, December 6, 2012

Killing The Least Among Us - An Amazing Story

Servant of God, Jérôme Lejeune, was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th Century. He discovered Trisomy 21, the cause of Down Syndrome, and received many honors during his life. But, he was an even greater human being who was named a "Servant of God". The cause for his canonization is ongoing.

He was also an outspoken advocate of the dignity of all life, especially those who had abnormal genetic issues. As the American tendency of doctors to kill sick children started to spread to Europe, he said:
“They brandish chromosomal racism like the flag of freedom…. That this rejection of medicine—of the whole biological brotherhood that binds the human family—should be the only practical application of our knowledge of Trisomy 21 is beyond heartbreaking….”
In this video he gives an amazing story that made me stop and reflect on life and our preconceived ideas about others:

If a child in the womb is diagnosed with Down Syndrome, it is aborted in 90% of cases. We need prayers. Servant of God, Jérôme Lejeune, pray for us!

BTW - Doesn't he have the greatest last name ever?

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