Category Archives: Abortion and the Disabled

Woman who aborted disabled child: “we used euphemisms”

A woman whose baby had severe health issues and was scheduled for an abortion, writes about the euphemisms she and the medical professionals were using. These euphemisms hid reality. A few days before her scheduled abortion, a friend asked her a question that … Continue reading

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Couple gives reasons for aborting baby with down syndrome

A couple gave their reasons for aborting their child with down syndrome, a boy. The mother, Natalie said: “A seriously handicapped child takes a lot from your life that you wouldn’t otherwise have to give. I think life is difficult … Continue reading

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Down syndrome child is college student at 25

An article about a new prenatal test for Down syndrome, which could lead to more Down syndrome babies being aborted, on a couple who conceived a down syndrome baby: David and Annelies Reilly had dozens of questions swirling in their … Continue reading

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Studies of families of children with Down syndrome

Studies of families of children with Down syndrome show that these children benefit their families. Dr. Brian Skotko, a clinical fellow in genetics at Children’s Hospital Boston, authored a study of 3,000 Down syndrome patients and family members published in the October edition of … Continue reading

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“Tremendous cost” of treatment influenced choice to abort disabled baby

A couple chose to abort their baby (by D&E) at just under 20 weeks when the child was diagnosed with severe kidney disease. He would have needed a kidney transplant and dialysis.  The woman says: “We did not explicitly consider … Continue reading

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Mother of mentally challenged son speaks out

From the mother of a developmentally delayed child: “As the parent of a disabled child, I have experienced firsthand the transformed perspective on life possible when one is given the opportunity to live with those who confound our expectations, who … Continue reading

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Woman with German measles refuses abortion, has healthy baby

Joanne Dieleman, a Canadian pro-lifer, was pregnant when she contracted German measles. A book tells her story: “In 1970, Joanne faced a surprising test for what it is to be pro-life. While expecting her fifth child, she contracted German measles. … Continue reading

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Mother of child with down syndrome: “No life is in vain.”

The mother of a child with down syndrome wrote: “I… gave birth to a severely retarded child. Even though I would not have chosen Joey 12 years ago today, today I love him as my special son… If we chose … Continue reading

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Parents call children with Down’s “a gift from god”

Testimony from parents of a Down syndrome child in an editorial in a newspaper: “There are no more giving, joyful, happy or precious children then Downs children. They are a genuine gift from God. Our son teaches us the meaning … Continue reading

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Father of child with down syndrome: I can’t imagine life without her

Writer Theo Malekin writes about his daughter, who has down syndrome: “Around 80 percent of women who get a positive test for Down syndrome still choose to have an abortion. Yet I cannot think of any parents of a child … Continue reading

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