No doubt this year is an extra special celebration due to the recent passage of the Kennedy-Brownback Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act. You can see a family of a child living with Down Syndrome discussing this legislation in the video below.
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Given the high rate of pregnancy termination among women who’ve received a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome, I realize that some of you reading this post may have been personally touched by abortion. Nothing in this post is intended to condemn or judge you for having had an abortion or for having counseled anyone in that direction. Many of the articles I’ve read about Down Syndrome raise the topic of abortion, so I’d like to close with the following resources.
Rachel’s Vineyard Offers counseling referrals for women, family members, and professionals who seek post-abortion counseling. Their hotline is staffed in English and Spanish 24/7 at 877-HOPE-4-ME. They can refer you to faith-based resources or link you with other types of post-abortion counseling resources in your area. It may interest you to know that one of their co-founders is a social worker.
Abortion Recovery Network Provides links and resources for post-abortive women, family members, and professionals who’ve worked in the abortion industry. Their hotline is 1-866-4-MY-RECOVERY.