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– St. Catherine of Siena

Friday, February 23, 2018

Faith Filled Friday: Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

With the horror of aborting those innocent little ones simply because they have Downs Syndrome, I offer this quote I came by Magnificat (Feb 2018) by the discoverer of the chromosome abnormality that causes it, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune.  I take the quote from Anthony Esloen’s article there titled, “The Least of These.”

For millennia, medicine has striven to fight for life and health and disease and death.  Any reversal of the order of these terms of reference would entirely change medicine itself. 
         ~ Jérôme Lejeune

Without question his discovery of the Trisomy 21 abnormality should have warranted a Nobel Prize in Medicine.  But when he spoke out against the horrific practice of using his detection method for identifying and then aborting Downs Syndrome children, he went on to say to his wife, “Today I lost the Nobel Prize.”  And that is exactly what happened.

Dr. Lejeune was a French Catholic, most definitely pro-life, and has been recognized as a Servant of God by the Church.


  1. Medicine has often been misused to suit human purposes. Such is the arrogance of man.

    God bless.

    1. It has, but probably never before with abortion and euthanasia as we have today. Thanks for stopping by.