When it comes to the abortion debate, babies with Down syndrome are often the first to be “sacrificed” on the altar.
Many wrongly believe if a baby will be born with an intellectual or physical disability, the mother should have the “right” to abort the baby.
But one proud father who’s daughter was born with Down syndrome is here to lead the fight on behalf of all babies with Down syndrome – and here’s the incredible way he is speaking out for life.
Kurt Kondrich married the love of his life – and when they were pregnant with their second child, he was stunned to learn doctors were pressuring his wife to have the baby tested for Down syndrome due to her advanced age.
Live Action News reported:
“I couldn’t understand why these tests needed to be performed,” Kondrich told Live Action News. “But the medical staff kept telling us we could end the pregnancy — and even encouraged we do so — if the tests indicated our baby had Down syndrome. I was astounded; I would never consider executing my child regardless of the disability.”
Kondrich and his wife refused the prenatal testing, and when their baby Chloe was born, she did end up having Down syndrome – but they never once regretted their decision to keep her.
Sadly, many doctors often encourage women who are pregnant with a child with an intellectual or physical disability to abort their babies.
Some doctors even terrify women by stating their baby won’t survive or live long – and the most “compassionate” thing they could do is get an abortion.
Of course, there are countless stories of families who have defied the odds and went on to have their babies grow up and live well past the doctor’s predicted “life expectancy.”
Kondrich was so impacted by their doctor’s insistence they test their baby for Down syndrome and the pressure to abort their baby – that he decided to do something about it.
Live Action News continued:
“It was as if these prenatal tests were being weaponized against babies in the womb who don’t meet predetermined standards,” he said. “How could I sit back and not do anything while the world was wiping out children like Chloe?”
So Kondrich left his career in law enforcement and went to earn a degree in early childhood intervention – and through his advocacy he was able to help advocate for others with Down syndrome.
In fact, thanks to the hard work of Kondrich, Pennsylvania signed into law the Down Syndrome Prenatal Education Act, nicknamed “Chloe’s Law,” which mandates women must be provided with positive and balanced information about Down syndrome – a sharp contrast to only being told they should abort their babies.
Babies with Down syndrome deserve the chance at life, just like every other baby.
Cheers to Kurt Kondrich and his beautiful family for using their voice to advocate for others like Chloe.
Let’s pray women who are pregnant will resist any pressure to abort their baby because of a prenatal diagnosis – and that a day will come where aborting a baby for any reason is unthinkable.
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