Leona Lewis: Abortion of Down Syndrome Babies ‘Hurts My Heart’

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Upon learning that 90% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted, singer/songwriter Leona Lewis said it was “incredibly sad” and “hurts my heart a bit.”

Lewis, a Brit who shot to fame and a successful musical career after winning the X Factor in 2006, made her remarks on Wednesday at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Gala at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

At the event, CNSNews.com asked Lewis, “What do you think of the statistic that nine out of ten babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted?”

Lewis said, “I think that’s so sad. I think that’s incredibly, incredibly sad and, yeah, it hurts my heart a bit.”

The high rate of abortion after a diagnosis of Down Syndrome was reported in the New York Times as early as 2007 and has been confirmed by several different studies.

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    We have a little one with a similar chromosomal abnormality in our
    family. The love, happiness, joy and faith he has brought to our daily
    lives is far beyond anything we could have dreamed of when the prenatal
    ultrasound diagnosed him as not “normal.” These little ones are one of
    the most stupendous blessings God sends us. You have to experience one
    of these sinless, loveable, sweet little people “up close and personal” to
    understand what a hellish, Satanic monstrosity is being perpetrated when
    one of them is aborted. Before our son was born, I couldn’t understand how people managed to live with such a child. Now, I know we couldn’t live without such a child.