I have a new essay about Amy Coney Barrett, Down syndrome, and abortion (really light topics with no controversy!) up at the Religion News Service site today. I’ve been thinking for a while about how the media treats women in the public eye who have kids with Down syndrome and how it only exemplifies the problems we have as a nation in having compassionate conversations about abortion.
I wrote down some of these thoughts for this essay. I invite you to head over to RNS to read the piece and join the comment section over there to share your thoughts.
Here’s an excerpt:
“I know women whose partners left them after they chose to bring a child with Down syndrome into the world. I know children with Down syndrome who were abandoned at birth. I know the ache that arises in my heart, even as I write these words that might suggest there is no place for children with Down syndrome in our society. I also know the inestimable worth of my daughter and other children like her. The ethics surrounding abortion and disability have a long and fraught history that do not fall easily along party lines.”
Keep reading over at Religion News Service…
To learn more with Amy Julia:
- The Ethics of Abortion
- 5 Things I Wish I Had Known when Our Daughter Was Diagnosed with Down Syndrome
- S3 E16 | Normie: What is Normal Through the Lens of Down Syndrome with Annemarie Carrigan and Kurt Neale
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