Entries by Renate Lindeman


Woman, wife, mother. Three children: two have Down syndrome and one doesn't. In love with my husband, kids and life, critical, not a sheep, health, diversity. Spokesperson for Downpride and representative for Saving Down syndrome. Everyone is different and equal.

Prenatal selection destroys women’s health

It is not a secret that prenatal selection leads to the eradication of over 90% of unborn babies with Down syndrome. However, it is a secret that killing these babies can lead to serious health complications in women not unlike… 0 Shares |

Genetic screening is not about health; it is about eliminating groups of people

Unwanted Children When the war was over it became evident that more than a quarter of a million people with disabilities had vanished: 25% were children. People could not comprehend it. Why had no-one tried to stop this holocaust? Today… 0 Shares |

Escaping the medical holocaust

While watching a majestic 10,000-year old iceberg float past the horizon, I dip my foot in the water. I retract when pins and needles shoot up my leg. But the frigid water of the North Atlantic doesn’t deter my kids.… 0 Shares |

How Down syndrome is NIPT in the bud

July 6th, 2016 is a historical day. On this day the Dutch Minister of Health is presented with an advice about the implementation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT). She will decide if NIPT will become available as a first-line screening… 0 Shares |