By Sarah Terzo
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, “90% of Babies With Down Syndrome Aborted? Really?” Pantheos June 17, 2011.