Down syndrome doesn't have to be a death sentence

Monday, March 29, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundA former abortionist is glad to see Mississippi taking measures to protect preborn babies with Down syndrome from abortion.

Dr. Beverly McMillan of Pro-Life Mississippi was an agnostic and a supporter of abortion. She interned in Chicago then moved to Mississippi to open a medical practice, and she moonlighted as an abortionist at the state's newly-established abortion clinic at the time. She credits "the grace of God" for her change of heart.

"I had an encounter with Christ in 1976," Dr. McMillan shares. "I finally realized that maybe God didn't want me doing abortions, and I resigned from the abortion clinic in 1978."

Her walk with Christ and support for life has not faltered since. As for Mississippi House Bill 920, she takes it personally because she has a goddaughter who has the extra chromosome. She tells One News Now the measure requires doctors to provide information to women whose preborn babies are diagnosed with Down syndrome.

McMillan

"This information is going to be provided by the state health department, and it's supposed to include physical, developmental, educational, [and] life expectancy outcomes for children with chromosomal abnormalities, treatment options, and also programs that are available to families to give these children the best chance of developing," Dr. McMillan details.

Doctors will also be required to provide patients with the information, as they are often the ones who advise women to abort their babies diagnosed with Down syndrome.

The law, which goes into effect July 1st, does not ban abortions of preborn children with the diagnosis.

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