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Jan '08

Sad Reality

When our baby was in the NICU after his birth I had lots of time to talk with the nurses there, and they told me that many more Down syndrome kids are born in our area versus other parts of the country. I asked them why this was and they said it’s because in other parts of the country fetuses that are determined to be Down syndrome are often aborted. Eighty to ninety percent of them. I was holding Wes when they told me that and it just astounded me. I looked down at my little, perfect baby boy and wondered how could anyone decide not to give this beautiful child life? It still astonishes me.


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One Response to “Sad Reality”

  1. Jon Boy Says:

    That’s awful. And I’m glad to find out that a lot of doctors and ethicists think it’s awful, too.

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