A young mum has shared her anger at how keen doctors were to abort her baby when they believed he had Down’s Syndrome.
Jordan Squires, 22, said she and her husband Jonathan would love their child regardless of the disability.
But she fears for others: “When you’ve been told your baby has a disability you’re obviously in a vulnerable position and it can be easy to make quick, rash decisions.”
The couple from Middlesbrough were told to abort their unborn son, Jay, when doctors thought he had Down’s syndrome.
From the early diagnosis, they ignored the advice and continued with the pregnancy.
There was no way I was going to do that. We had waited so long for this baby and we would love our child regardless of the disability.
“There was no way I was going to do that”, Jordan said.
“We had waited so long for this baby and we would love our child regardless of the disability”.
She is angry that doctors push mothers towards an abortion if they fear the child may have a disability.
Doctors said she could ‘start the ball rolling’ with an immediate abortion.
“I was furious that they were encouraging people to do that”, she continued.
“Straight away I was told that they advised terminating the pregnancy without giving us any other options or support”.
Their son Jay was born, a healthy 9lbs 2oz and without disability. He is now almost two years old.
Jordan said: “Call it mother’s instinct but there was never any doubt that I would carry to full term”.