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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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Woman says her baby was “a person I thought I knew” but aborted anyway

Joanna Kaufmann wrote about the child she aborted who would’ve been disabled: “It was already kicking inside me and was a person I felt I knew. But the disabilities which we were warned about left no doubt that we did … Continue reading

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