Tuesday, 31 May 2011

"I have lost my Nobel Prize"

A touching interview on Zenit with the daughter of Professor Jerome Lejeune. Professor Lejeune is one of my heroes, a brilliant and courageous scientist whose pioneering research into Down's Syndrome has never been properly acknowledged because he did not approve of killing his patients. Wherever people stand on the abortion issue, it is impossible not to admire a man who was prepared to take on the might of the scientific establishment on a point of principle, knowing it would have devastating consequences for his career and reputation.

He never received a Nobel Prize but I hope I will one day attend his beatification.

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