One powerfully moving, pro-life video is going viral after celebrity Ashton Kutcher posted it to Facebook.
In the 2017 video, actor and Special Olympian Frank Stephens successfully testified before Congress that babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome deserve to live.
“Whatever you learn today, please remember this,” Stephens stated, “I am a man with Down Syndrome and my life is worth living.”
“Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down Syndrome,” he shared. “Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down Syndrome in the womb and those pregnancies will just be terminated.”
“It’s hard for me to sit here and say those words.”
Stephens then began to list all the ways that people with Down Syndrome contribute to society.
“First, we are a medical gift to society,” Stephens elaborated, “a blueprint for medical research into cancer, Alzheimers, and immune system disorders. Second, we are an unusually powerful source of happiness: a Harvard-based study has discovered that people with Down Syndrome, as well as their parents and siblings, are happier than society at large. Surely happiness is worth something? Finally, we are the canary in the eugenics coal mine. We are giving the world a chance to think about the ethics of choosing which humans get a chance at life.”
After Kutcher posted the video it has been shared over 100,000 times and has reached views in the millions.
The actor’s simple comment on the video reads, “Everyone’s life is valuable.”