Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic Topics for Discussion

Martha Beck
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What is Down syndrome? What causes it? What are its symptoms? Why are Down syndrome children often thought to be retarded or unable to learn? Why did many of the books Ms. Beck read during her pregnancy suggest that her son would die at birth or would have multiple health problems? Why was Ms. Beck encouraged to abort her child before his birth?

What is abortion? Why was Ms. Beck encouraged to abort her child before and after she learned of his diagnosis? Why did Ms. Beck refuse to do so? Why does Ms. Beck consider herself pro choice even though she did not abort her child? Why do the pro life people embrace Ms. Beck's decision? Who has the ultimate choice over a child's fate? How might Ms. Beck's life have been different if she had aborted her child?

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