Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Sadly, most unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted — often after parents are given poor information and pressured to abort by medical staff. Most people don’t know about the negative impact of such abortions on the parents.
Here are some articles on prenatal testing, abortion and the impact on parents and families:
The Impact of Abortion After Prenatal Testing: What the Research Says
Prenatal Testing and Coerced Abortion
Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Abortion for Fetal Anomalies
Women Share Their Stories of Abortion After Prenatal Testing
Thankfully, there are also many resources for parents whose unborn children have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome or other conditions. This includes the viral video above, in which young people with Down Syndrome reassure an expectant mother about what life with her child will be like.
The book Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics, by Melinda Tankard Reist contains powerful stories from women who continued their pregnancies after being advised due to abort due to the mother or child’s disability.
This page from Life Issues Institute has lots of references, resources and links for parents, including support groups for parents who have received a new diagnosis.
BeNotAfraid.net is another resource for parents who have received an adverse prenatal diagnosis.