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Mother of two children with down syndrome speaks

Ashley Engele is a mom of two whose oldest child has Down syndrome, found out she was pregnant with her third baby, who also had downs. She never considered abortion. Her first child,  Rilynn, is now 4 1/2 years old. … Continue reading

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Doctors pressure mother to abort her child

Monique tells her story: “My husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby and we were thrilled. The day came for our 20 week scan, but after the ultrasound we were just left to wait. After several … Continue reading

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Woman says why she would abort child with down syndrome

Mary Ann Bailey, saying why she would have an abortion if her baby tested positive for down syndrome: “Given a choice, I would rather my child did not have a disability. That’s all.” Mary Ann Bailey “Why I Had Amniocentesis” … Continue reading

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Mother calls daughter with Down syndrome ‘closest thing to an angel’

Michele Harmon wrote about her child with Down syndrome in her essay, “The Most Beautiful Face on Earth.” Ciarra attends a regular preschool program, she was potty trained before she was three, and is a very independent little kid. She … Continue reading

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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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