Happily Ever After, with Down Syndrome

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A priest gives a woman who planned to abort her fetus with Down syndrome the option of adoption. Jezebel accuses him of coercion. But maybe this type of action is one way out of the politicized and polarized abortion wars. [Read more...]

Four Myths About Prenatal Testing

My guest post for Ellen Seidman’s parents.com blog on four myths surrounding prenatal testing. [Read more...]

The Problems with Outlawing Selective Abortion

“Until we learn how to value every human being based upon their identity as children, neighbors, friends, and siblings, as ones who exist in reciprocal relationships of love and care with others, we will continue to devalue every human being.” [Read more...]

What do Down Syndrome, Abortion, and Baby Girls Have to do with One Another?

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“Statistics also suggest that at least 50% of all fetuses with Down syndrome in the US are aborted. That rate becomes higher among women who have a prenatal diagnosis of DS (probably 70%) and higher still when talking about other Western nations (90%). So, while being born a girl in Asia is not exactly the same as being born with Down syndrome here, I wanted to suggest some parallels.” [Read more...]

Why Should You Care About Prenatal Testing?

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What people are saying about my new ebook about prenatal testing, and why you should read it too. [Read more...]


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