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Mother calls daughter with Down syndrome ‘closest thing to an angel’

Michele Harmon wrote about her child with Down syndrome in her essay, “The Most Beautiful Face on Earth.” Ciarra attends a regular preschool program, she was potty trained before she was three, and is a very independent little kid. She … Continue reading

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Mother of daughter with down syndrome speaks out

Patricia E Bauer, whose daughter Margaret has down syndrome: “Prenatal testing is making your right to abort a disabled child more like “your duty” to abort a disabled child.” Patricia Bauer “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have” Washington … Continue reading

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Woman who aborted down syndrome baby: “The psychological pain is enormous”

Rayna Rapp, who aborted her baby because the child had down syndrome: “The psychological pain is enormous. Deciding to end the life of a fetus you wanted and carried for most of five months is no easy matter. The number … Continue reading

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Father of down syndrome child speaks

Chris Kaposy, who is pro-choice but has written a book on why parents shouldn’t choose to abort babies after finding out they have down syndrome, talks about his own son, Aaron: “At seven, Aaron is a happy little kid who … Continue reading

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Worldwide, 90% of down syndrome pregnancies are aborted

Termination rates of around 90% after prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are documented in a systemic review of International studies. C Mansfield et al “Termination Rates after Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter Syndromes: … Continue reading

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Woman pressured to abort allegedly unhealthy twin

A woman named Mary in Melbourne had a 10 week ultrasound that showed one of the twins in her womb was smaller than the other. The doctor suspected that the little boy was badly disabled. She writes: “This meant the … Continue reading

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Parents call children with down syndrome “gifts from God”

The parents of a child with down syndrome wrote a newspaper editorial about how valuable children with down syndrome are. Here is an excerpt: “There are no more giving, joyful, happy or precious children then Downs children. They are a … Continue reading

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Mothers have “no right” to have disabled children, says Planned Parenthood founder

From Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood: “No matter how much they desire children, no man and woman have a right to bring into the world those who are to suffer from mental or physical affliction. It condemns the child … Continue reading

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Pro-choice writer explains why she would have aborted a baby with Down syndrome

Pro-choice writer Ruth Marcus writes the following in the Washington Post: “This is a difficult subject to discuss because there are so many parents who have — and cherish — a child with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome live … Continue reading

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C. Everett Koop on children and disabilities

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, as quoted by Bernard Nathanson: “It has been my constant experience that disability and unhappiness do not necessarily go together. Some of the most unhappy children whom I have known have all of their … Continue reading

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