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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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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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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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