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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Another Sad Article About a Woman's "Choice"

Continuing the theme from my post a little while ago, yesterday's Washington Post contains a chilling personal story from about a mother and her decision to abort a child with Down Syndrome. The whole article is accessible here. Mirror of Justice has a good commentary on the article.

Perhaps what bothers me most about the article are the last two lines:
As for that baby that will never be, I will remember him always. But I'm quite certain that I made the right choice for the three of us.
I'm not convinced. I happen to personally know several people with Down Syndrome (and their parents) who have very happy and fulfilled lives. I know none who have had such miserable lives that the world would have been a better place if they had never existed to begin with.

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