It used to be only older women who were pregnant who were screened for Down syndrome, but several years ago the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists changed their policy. Since then, many younger women are screening for a diagnosis of Down syndrome in their unborn child. As a result, the statistics are frightening, 9 out of 10 women who are bearing a child diagnosed with Down syndrome now choose abortion. But Tom and Lisa Boehm did not choose that rout, and they have a little boy named Seth who has Down syndrome. Here is their story.
Interview by Joni Eareckson Tada with Tom and Lisa Boehm.
Links and Resources
Read the article by Frank H. Boehm, MD, Seth is a Perfect Child.
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