Woman who aborted down syndrome baby lashes out at pro-lifers

Ruth Brandon, who had an abortion after an amniocentesis showed her baby had downs syndrome, wrote the following in The Observer:

“What I cannot tolerate is the thought that there are people who would have wished to prevent me acting as I did. When I look at the normal, healthy baby whom I had 16 months later, and think that instead of her, these people would, if they could, have condemned me to have an avoidably handicapped child, my blood runs cold.”

The author of the book that quoted this passage says:

“The article elicited letters from parents of down syndrome children who pointed out that their handicapped child was a joy to them.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 235-236

This quote shows the ablest attitude that condemns so many preborn disabled children to death.

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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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