Mom “listened to my instincts,” ignores advice to abort baby with half a heart. Little girl now doing just fine

By Dave Andrusko Looking at Beau, her 14-month-old daughter, Demi Goodman’s “chest swells with pride.” Beau is ”an amazing little girl,” Demi, 21, a stay-at-home mother from Birmingham, England told Elizabeth Archer of the Daily Express. “I always knew she would be a fighter.” As is her mom. Demi, who “was all over the moon” …

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New study finds outcomes for babies born with trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 “not as lethal as docs once said”

Thanks to Facebook, parents find support for decision not to abort their babies By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told …

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Midwife fights against describing children as “monsters”

By Heidi Miller The presence of birth defects found before a child is born will often cause his parents to make a life-or-death decision about their child. Do they risk the unknowns and have a baby who could potentially be “abnormal?” Or do they “dispose” of the child and any potential “problems”? While some children …

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Making the wise, responsible, and loving choice

Editor’s note. This is one of the “Real Life Stories” from Right to Life of Michigan.   February 12, 2013 – Adeline Raymond defied the odds. She was given a one-in-ten chance of surviving her birth, not by her doctors, but by statistics. If it were up to some of her doctors, Adeline wouldn’t have …

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