Pro-Abortion Writer Upset Hundreds Save Down Syndrome Baby From Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 11, 2013   |   2:55PM   |   Washington, DC

Leave it to the pro-abortion activists at the left-wing blog Jezebel to pooh-pooh a heartwarming story about how hundreds of people stepped up to adopt a baby with Down Syndrome and prevent an abortion.

The Washington Times reports on a church where more than 900 families called to offer to adopt a baby with Down Syndrome who was saved from abortion.

But Katie Baker bemoaned the effort at the pro-abortion blog and complained “the woman in this story is still being coerced into carrying to term.”

“Let me pressure you into carrying to term by hastily crowdsourcing an adoptive family!”

So many mistreated babies and kids with Downs live terrible lives. Instead of throwing resources at a nonviable fetus, why can’t the church help children with Down syndrome that are already alive? Because anti-abortion folks care more about fetuses with fairytale narratives than actual babies.

But bioethicist Wesley Smith says this miraculous saving of a Dow Syndrome baby from abortion proves pro-lifers care about people — before and after birth.

“Two-dimensional advocates for abortion rights often make the stupid claim that “pro lifers care about fetuses, but not people after they are born.” Having hung around pro lifers for nearly twenty years now, I can state categorically that the assertion is a slander. Pro lifers generally put their actions where their mouths are–including adopting special needs children, foster parenting, caring for women thinking about or who regret their abortions, volunteering for hospice, etc,” he says.



“A report in the Washington Times illustrates the point. A priest discovered that a couple, whose gestating baby was diagnosed with Down, were planning an abortion. He asked her to wait to see if he could find someone to adopt. She agreed and a life was saved,” Smith continues.

He concludes: “The only thing that surprises me is that anyone would be surprised. The outpouring of selflessness and love to save the baby’s life and commit to parenting him or her for the duration was entirely predictable. There are exceptions, of course, but from my experience, this is what most pro lifers see as their calling.”