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

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.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.