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Mother of child with Down syndrome: abortion of handicapped babies “impoverishes us all”

by | Aug 21, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

Editor’s note. My family will be gone on vacation through August 24. During that span we’ll run prior posts from the past year that remain timely and/or were particularly well-received. We will also add a new story or two as events dictate.

From the mother of a child with Down syndrome:

“I hate the thought that there will be fewer people with Down syndrome in the world as a result of advances in prenatal testing. As I’ve written before, it impoverishes us all when we selectively abort babies based upon particular characteristics (gender, for instance, in China and India … disabilities here in America). But I also hate the thought that mothers of children with Down syndrome think they are alone. Yes, some women choose abortion when they see a karyotype with three 21st chromosomes. But many other choose life.”

Amy Julia Becker. Patheos June 17, 2011.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

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