Saturday, March 04, 2017 - Updated: 2:20 AM
A local man whose daughter made history by having a Pennsylvania law named for her is set to speak March 17 at a United Nations conference in New York.
Kurt Kondrich of Upper St. Clair will be one of the panelists at “The Family, Child Well-being, and the Protection and Empowerment of Girls” conference. His presentation is titled “Unborn Women Can’t Make History.”
“I will be speaking about how 90 percent-plus of children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome are targeted and terminated,” he said. “This represents a silent genocide, and as prenatal testing advances we all need to ask the question ‘Who is next?’
“What if a prenatal test is developed for autism, depression, baldness, shortness, ADHD, and the list goes on.”
His 13-year-old daughter, Chloe, who has Down syndrome, was the inspiration for “Chloe’s Law,” which was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014 and aims to “stop this ultimate form of prejudice” in Pennsylvania, Kondrich said.
“Abortion is the instrument used to carry out this prenatal genocide, and abortion has killed 59 million-plus of our most vulnerable children since 1973 — over half of these victims have been women.”
He said his daughter will attend the conference along with his wife, Margie, and son Nolan.
Kondrich’s appearance at the United Nations came about through his pro-life advocacy work. He is senior director of development for Human Coalition Pittsburgh, a pro-life organization (www.humancoalition.org).
“The Bible verse I follow is Proverbs 31:8: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,’” Kondrich said.
“I truly believe that abortion and the slaughter of our most innocent children is THE ISSUE of our time, and we will all be judged one day by what we did or failed to do to end this American holocaust.”
Those interested in his work can call Kondrich at 412-951-9117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.