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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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Mother of handicapped child says she would never abort another one

Anonymous mother of a handicapped child, on why she would not abort a subsequent pregnancy: “If I hadn’t already had one it would be an easier decision but I’ve had W and she is classed as handicapped. But she’s lovely, … Continue reading

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Woman aborts “person” with disabilities

Joanna Kaufmann, who had an abortion when she learned her child would be severely disabled, said: “It was already kicking inside me and was a person I felt I knew. But the disabilities which we were warned about left no … Continue reading

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Parents call baby with Down syndrome the “greatest joy of our lives”

The parents of a child with Down Syndrome shared the following: “Three years ago we had a child with Down syndrome, a closed esophagus and leukemia. After months of heartache, long hours at the hospital, not to mention unpaid bills, … Continue reading

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Father explains why he aborted his baby with Down syndrome

A man named Richard explains why he and his wife Natalie decided to abort their son when they found out the baby had down syndrome: “Both of us are in jobs that are a lot more than jobs. They’re things … Continue reading

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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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