While I had plenty of personal encounters with people with Down Syndrome, I was less familiar with the research side of the diagnosis. I was introduced to the story of Jerome Lejeune by Dr. Ombretta Salvucci, a staff scientist who works in cancer research. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that his legacy is not forgotten. Salvucci quoted Lejeune saying, “Deep science leads one to discover God, while ‘business science’ leads one far from God.” It was strictly through science, Salvucci explained, that Lejeune came to oppose abortion. He would often say that should the Catholic Church become pro-abortion, he would no longer be Catholic, that his scientific convictions were more deeply-entrenched than his religious convictions.