'Am I Not Compatible With Life?' — Woman With Down Syndrome Confronts Abortion Advocates

| MAR 13, 2018 | 10:28 PM
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On Tuesday, Life News posted an article about a disability rights activist named Karen Gaffney who has Down syndrome and also has some incredible life accomplishments, like holding an honorary doctorate. The article explains that “she knows that babies with the same disability that she has are targeted for abortion, simply based on a prenatal test that detects Down syndrome.”


On Monday, Gaffney stood before a crowd of people in the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda and asked, “Am I not compatible with life? We are more than compatible.” Her speech was promoting House Bill 2050 and Senate Bill 1050, which would ban the aborting of babies believed to have Down syndrome. Gaffney said:

"We face the possibility of wiping out the tremendous progress we’ve made in the last 60 years. Just as we are making so much progress, a whole industry has grown, focused on prenatal screening and taking away our life before we take our first breath.

Now that you can test for Down syndrome before birth, there are people who say this extra chromosome we carry around is not comparable with life. Not compatible with life? Am I not compatible with life? I would say, we are more than compatible."

Gaffney is calling on those living in Pennsylvania to call their state representatives and state senators in an attempt to put pressure on them to support both bills.

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