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Abortion and Down syndrome: Who are we to decide who's worthy of life?

To the editor: Earlier this summer, Los Angeles hosted the Special Olympics, where individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities competed in athletic events. This was a wonderful event that united the whole community. ("Ohio's nonsensical attack on abortion rights," editorial, Aug. 27) In its editorial, The Times contends that a woman should have the right to abort her Down syndrome child if she doesn't want the child. So obviously, these children will never have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics and be recognized for their achievements. Does a child's intrinsic worth really depend on whether she is wanted or not? Can we...

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