A New Story for Down Syndrome

“I wonder if there’s any hope of entering an age with a new story, a story that isn’t as dramatic as Heath White’s or Chloe Ashton’s, a story that doesn’t rely upon an entry point of grief, a story that doesn’t need the tension of transformation.” [Read more…]

A Day in the Life of Penny Becker (or One Way to Help Women with a Prenatal Diagnosis of Down syndrome)

A day in the life of Penny Becker, or why you should buy something from Sevenly this week. [Read more…]

Imagining Your Child’s Life

What would it take for you to imagine life with a child with a disability? [Read more…]

Resources for Women with a Prenatal Diagnosis of Down syndrome

As many of you know, I’ve been working on an ebook about prenatal testing for a few months now. It’s in the final stages, and one of the things I want to include in the book is resources for women and their families when faced with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. I asked Stephanie [Read More…]

Down syndrome, prenatal testing, and abortion–it’s complicated

Ross Douthat recently wrote a column about “Eugenics, Past and Future.” He writes: given our society’s track record with prenatal testing for Down syndrome, we also have a pretty good idea of what individuals and couples will do with comprehensive information about their unborn child’s potential prospects. In 90 percent of cases, a positive test for [Read More…]