This Commercial Beautifully Features a Baby with Down Syndrome… and He’s Perfect

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The commercial starts with glimpses of a beautiful child: a blue eye, chubby little toes. We see the tiny fingers exploring knees, a stomach, feet. We see light dappling through a blanket onto the baby’s back. Everything about this baby seems not only typical, but perfect.

Then, the camera zooms out, and we see what makes this baby special: he’s a little boy with Down syndrome. His face lights up the screen with a beautiful grin, and the ad closes with a tagline in Portuguese.

“For us, and for all mothers, every baby is a Johnson’s baby.”

The ad doesn’t make any kind of political statement, but it still says a lot. Even today, with all of the advancements medicine has made, people still overwhelmingly see Down syndrome as something to fear. The majority of babies diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome are aborted, with at least one country — Iceland — reaching an abortion rate of 100 percent.

The Johnson’s ad doesn’t even mention the words “Down syndrome,” but the message sent is very clear.

This baby, who happens to have Down syndrome, is just like any other baby. He is beautiful, perfectly formed, happy and healthy and precious. It’s the kind of message that people need to hear… and, judging by the reaction on social media, it’s a message that resonates as well.

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Save the Storks exists to partner with pregnancy resource centers and give abortion-vulnerable women a choice that will change their lives forever. We partner with pregnancy resource centers all over the nation, providing them with powerful tools and training to more effectively connect with those women in their communities. With the support of people like you, we have built over 50 Stork Buses that reach women near abortion clinics, on college campuses, in rural areas and inner cities. And here’s a statistic you’ll want to share with friends and family: four out of five women who board a Stork Bus, see their baby on the ultrasound and hear the heartbeat, choose life.