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New Light of the Anti-Abortion Movement—An Accomplished Woman with Down Syndrome

posted on March 7, 2018

Religion News Service’s Heather Adams profiles Karen Gaffney, a prominent anti-abortion activist with Down syndrome. Anti-abortion groups have increasingly used the rhetoric of the disability rights movement amid reports that a high proportion of women decide to terminate fetuses with Down syndrome after prenatal testing. Gaffney said, “I want to inspire so many people with Down syndrome and really tell them that people like me can live.” In response, abortion rights advocates have charged that featuring individuals with Down syndrome in anti-abortion campaigns unfairly frames disability and abortion rights as mutually exclusive.

Read at Religion News Service