Frank Stephens, the actor and Down syndrome advocate whose stunning Capitol Hill testimony gained viral attention last year, recently shared some simple, beautiful advice for parents who discover their unborn child has Down syndrome.
During an appearance on EWTN’s “Pro Life Weekly” Thursday, Stephens told host Catherine Hadro what he would tell these parents.
“I would tell them, congratulations,” he said, “and to expect happiness, and success.”
He added that the parents should expect “to learn to slow down and experience the joy” of raising a child with Down syndrome.
Stephens, a Quincy Jones Advocate and Global Down Syndrome Foundation Board Member, has emerged as one of the strongest contemporary defenders of the pro-life cause.
“I am a man with Down syndrome, and my life is worth living,” he boldly declared before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Committee on Appropriations last October.
In a modern age where countries boast of successfully “eradicating” Down Syndrome through abortion, Stephens’s life and work point to the immutable truths about human dignity and the joy of choosing life.