Cherish life

 

Abortion is not the only answer. Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my sister, who had a high risk of Down syndrome. Many doctors advised her to abort my now-loving and caring sister, whom I cherish. Against the odds, my sister turned out to be a perfectly healthy baby. Without her, I would not be the person I am today.

There is no turning back after a pregnancy is terminated. When I was 10, my family began fostering and eventually was asked to care for a premature baby. He suffered withdrawals, because he was drug-exposed. When he turned one-and-a-half, we were able to adopt him. His birth mom made some bad decisions, but I am glad she loved him enough to give him life. He now is two-and-a-half, healthy and thriving. There is always hope for women in difficult situations. They should seek counsel and examine the many alternatives.

Sutton Thompson, Coral Springs

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