When Tyler Rowley from Servants of Christ for Life asked me to be one of the speakers for their 2018 Rosary for Life Event at the Rhode Island State House, I was honored. On Thursday, March 22nd, I joined two other pro-life Catholic mothers and advocates in sharing our testimony.
My story began when we received a positive prenatal screening result for Down syndrome while I was pregnant with our first child. That result turned out to be what is known as a false positive, or in other words, the screening was wrong and our son does not have Down syndrome.
I pray that by sharing our story, we can inspire other women and families who may be facing a similar situation to hold onto hope, not fear and to choose life.
As Tyler stated at the event, we have an obligation to defend these precious babies as they have no means of defending themselves.
For those who would like to read my speech, I have included it below.
“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!” ~Pope St. John Paul II