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No easy answers

Posted in Diagnostic testing, Media, Screening, Termination by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on November 1, 2008

I have often stated that there are few easy answers when it comes to dealing with a pre-natal diagnosis. Anyone who thinks termination is ‘the easy way out’ or ‘a simple decision’ should read this article from The Guardian.

Titled “Haunted by my lost son” it is a painfully honest and moving account of one mother’s attempt to come to terms with her decision to terminate the pregnancy of her son after he was discovered to have Patau’s syndrome – also known as Trisomy 13.


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  1. ThereseAnn said, on November 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

    What a nice blog. I get “google alerts for Trisomy 13” which led me to your post.
    I’m in the process of writing an article and would love to link to it. Would you mind?

    I am mother to an 8 yr old with trisomy 13 and facilitate the “Living with Trisomy 13” site.
    ThereseAnn, mom to Natalia

  2. welcometoillinois said, on November 1, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks. Link away!

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