Mother refused to abort for Down syndrome, the test was wrong

A woman on facebook shared this story on 5/21/2017

When my mom was pregnant, the doctors told her that the baby was going to be born with down syndrome, this devastated her. Her and my dad have been trying for years, the doctors suggested an abortion if my mother didn’t want to bring a child with a disability into this world. At first she agreed but later changed her mind bc she she was too attached. 3 weeks later my mom got a call saying the test results were wrong, they accidentally mixed up someone else’s test results with hers.

I was happy, sad and mad. I was happy for my mom but sad for the other family because of this huge mixup and extremely mad at the clinic for screwing up. If my mom would have aborted the baby and received this information afterwards, her whole world would have crumpled down.

Although even disabled babies have a right to live, there are many times where the tests are wrong or, like in this case, a mistake has been made.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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