Tag Archives: Prenatal testing

The Evolution of a Pro-Lifer

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As I have mentioned before, I was raised in a conservative Catholic home. My grandparents had a bumper sticker that read, “I vote pro-life.” Most of my friends were Catholic, and I was comfortable following the herd mentality. When I went to college, I started to think more independently. While still pro-life, I had issues with conservative ideology. I started… Read more »

What They’re Missing

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I recently read an informative article entitled “Don’t abort based on MaterniT21.” While the author Mark Leach is quite right–the new non-invasive prenatal tests for Down syndrome are only screening tests, not diagnostic–I am very torn. If I were to say it is tragic that 17% of women are aborting solely based on a positive indication of Down syndrome from… Read more »

I was not born an advocate.

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As a person who is naturally hesitant to call people out or stand up for myself (often because I don’t think of the words until long after the situation has passed), I have had to grow into the role of advocate for my kids, especially Kyle. Slowly, through key situations, I have found my voice as defender. When Kyle was… Read more »

My baby’s Down syndrome diagnosis story

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The question I get most often (and if they aren’t asking about it, they’re wondering) is “did you know about the Down syndrome before he was born?” This question doesn’t bother me, but it drives some people crazy because it implies that if we had known, we would/should have “done something” about it. I don’t think that most of the… Read more »