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The Down Syndrome Community’s Abortion Rift

posted on November 30, 2012

Matthew Hennessey of First Things considers the rift that the question of abortion has created among Down syndrome advocacy organizations. For such organizations, the decision to provide information, and what kind of information, on abortion access to women who receive a prenatal diagnosis that their fetus has Down syndrome has become a major issue. Hennessey writes that even within the close-knit Down syndrome community, “[n]o philosophical disagreement, no policy debate, no theological quibble rivals our fundamental and unbridgeable divide on the question of abortion.” 

Read at First Things