Congresswoman Whose Son Has Down Syndrome Slams Writer Who Defends Aborting Him

National   |   Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 12, 2018   |   3:05PM   |   Washington, DC

A congresswoman whose son has Down syndrome is not happy with a Washington Post writer who is defending aborting babies with Down Syndrome.

As LifeNews reported, Washington Post Deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus said she would have aborted a baby with Down Syndrome. She defended the right of women to abort babies with Down Syndrome even if done specifically for that reason.

Her column drew wide-spread criticism, including from U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state. Her son Cole had Down syndrome.

“I struggled to put into words how offensive it is,” McMorris Rodgers said in a series of posts on Twitter.

She shared how her son is thriving in school, despite the long list of complications that doctors attached to him. She pointed to stories of other successful individuals with Down syndrome, including Gerber baby Lucas Warren and actress Jamie Brewer.

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“They are a reminder to us all that we live in an extraordinary time in which we’re not bound by the conditions of our birth. We should be celebrating what every life has to offer. Every baby has a right to life, period,” she said.

“Today, Cole is in the fifth grade. He finds joy in learning. He is a great big brother. He’s very personable and very motivated. He is in cub scouts and plays basketball. He lights up a room and people are drawn to him! He is living a life full of huge possibility,” the congresswoman added. “There are countless people with Down syndrome who, like Cole, are changing the world…”