Today is the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I think that most of the girls/women who have abortions do so because of fear - fear of what their parents will do to them if they find out they are pregnant, fear of what their boyfriend or husband will do, fear of the ways their lives would have to change if they had a chihttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifld, fear of what they might have to deal with if they give birth to a child who has already been diagnosed as being "different." Those fears are very real and very scary.
Having a child, even under the best circumstances, can be difficult. But, in the midst of the fear, God is there. If He has sent someone a child, there is a reason and that child is a gift.
Columbia Magazine dedicated its January 2012 issue to pro-life articles. One of the most beautiful is Love Without Limits about those who are raising children with Down Syndrome. Because Down Syndrome is frequently diagnosed before birth, these children are unfortunately aborted at a very high rate. Those who have opened their hearts and are raising children with Down Syndrome are sharing their stories to help alleviate some of the fear of those who are facing such a diagnosis.