Friday, February 11, 2005

First Steps and Abortion

I've mentioned before that over 90% of women who learn that they are pregnant with a fetus that has trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) choose to abort. It's not easy to parent a child with a disability, and children with Down syndrome are more likely to have several physical and developmental disabilities.

If we want to decrease the number of women who choose to have abortions, and I do, then I think that cutting a huge support system for babies with special needs and their families is the absolute wrong way to go about it.

This whole scenario lends legitimacy to the "Life begins at conception and ends at birth" credo.

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