Sunday, September 21, 2008

An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

Dear Mr. Sanders,
I am extremely disappointed that you chose to dissent to the recent proposal of Calendar No. 701, S. 1810, the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act. I have a close friend who chose to keep her Down Syndrome child and had to go through her pregnancy with little positive support or counseling. That child is now 6 years old and a shining light to all who know her. I also have several friends who received false positives on prenatal tests, and went through the entire pregnancy expecting to have a Down Syndrome child. They were pressured to abort and refused. What pregnant women need is information and compassion. I think you have some explaining to do on this, and hope that you will reconsider your position when the measure is reintroduced to the floor.
Elizabeth K. Miller
Blogger, The Divine Gift of Motherhood
P.S. I am printing this letter in my blog and will happily print your response.

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1 comment:

Jeanette said...

I sent Senator Sanders a letter myself yesterday. I am so horribly dissappointed in him for such a terrible decision. I was prenatally diagnosed as well. My daughter is one year old and a bright adorable baby girl! He should be ashamed for making these women's lives harder. I didn't get a balanced view of Down Syndrome... luckily I have a loving family and a wonderful God who was there with me. Feel free to drop by my blog for my story. Because of the current condition of the medical diagnosis and the 90% termination rate, I have been empassioned to work with new parents in my community to bring them a balanced view. This bill was a blow to our community. He has no idea how tragic losing these children is.