Bought by the Blood

April 16, 2010

Why Abortion Isn’t An Option For Babies With Down Syndrome

Filed under: Abortion,Adoption,down's syndrome,pro-life,Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 9:54 am
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My heart recently broke as I read the story about the twins that were aborted as a reseult of selective reductionism gone wrong.  A Florida woman was pregnant with twins and the pregnancy was going fine when she was at 16 weeks.  I can’t even imagine the joy of the parents knowing they were pregnant with two kids after years of struggling to get pregnant since this pregnancy was only possible through in-vitro fertilization.  The parents decided to get an amniocentesis test and they found out one of the babies may potentially have down syndrome and another defect.  They opt for a selective reduction and choose to have the Down’s Syndrome baby aborted and keep the healthy one.  Dr. Matthew Kachinas had never performed a selective reduction before, but he hated to tell parents “no.”  Once the abortion is over Dr. Kachinas realizes he has aborted the healthy baby.  The parent’s not wanting a baby with down syndrome, but no longer having the healthy child in the womb decided to have the baby with down syndrome aborted also.  They have now gone from expecting twins, to no longer pregnant at all.

Dr. Mohler in his blog asks what is wrong with the confusing morality of America as our nation is more concerned about the wrong baby being aborted instead of the fact that the doctor is ready to abort the baby because it isn’t what the parents envisioned. “Consider what this means for the sanctity of human life. We are now looking at babies as consumer products. We will accept babies that meet our specified qualifications, and abort when medical tests or other factors reveal that the baby does not meet our standards. Human life is reduced to just another consumer product subject to consumer preferences and demand.”  You can read the rest of Dr. Mohler’s thoughts herehttp://www.albertmohler.com/2010/04/14/newsnote-aborting-the-wrong-baby/

If you are or you know of some someone considering aborting a child because of a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome I’d encourage you to look into Reece’s Rainbow.  Reece’s Rainbow is a non-profit organization that advocates and aids in the adoption of children born with Down Syndrome.  There are many people eager and ready to love a Down’s Syndrome child.  The pro-choice movement doesn’t want you to know this, but there is an actually a growing trend of people looking for Down’s Syndrome babies to adopt.  You can read about how it is gaining popularity here.  Please pray for Reece’s Rainbow and other organizations that support adoptions babies with Down’s Syndrome.

For More information please go to:

Florida Doctor Aborts Wrong Fetus in Twins
Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion

Doctor Terminates Wrong Fetus, Loses License
Doctor’s license revoked after botched abortion
Group promotes adoption of Down syndrome babies

Adopting or Releasing a Child with Down Syndrome

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1 Comment »

  1. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28, NIV)
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” (Isaiah 55:8, NIV)
    I think in situations like these, we need to remember that God is in control and sometimes the events of this world are beyond our immediate comprehension.
    In situations like these, I think we need to be mindful of everyone — directly and indirectly — involved and pray that all may be informed, uplifted, and saved by God’s Grace.

    Comment by Bob Lewis — April 16, 2010 @ 10:29 am | Reply


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