Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2012 / 04:02 am
An upcoming conference in the nation’s capital will address the staggering 90 percent abortion rate of babies with disabilities, while emphasizing the often unknown joys of caring for the disabled.
Many people have a “complete misunderstanding of the gift of a disabled baby,” said organizer Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
At the Jan. 21 “Council on Poor Prenatal Diagnoses and Therapeutic Intervention,” speakers will raise awareness about the dignity of all human life, including those with serious disabilities.
“It is hard, but it’s a gift,” she told CNA on Jan. 18, noting that many Americans are unaware of the joys that come along with having a disabled family member.