When faced with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome — a 37-week scan showing a hole in her baby’s heart –41-year-old Tracy Seager was urged by doctors to have an abortion.
However, Tracy had been born with a hole in the heart that healed naturally at age 11. She and her partner Brian Lewis refused.
Tracy said that she had “just seen his little face on the scan right in front of me. They made me feel as though his life wasn’t worth living – but I was determined that it would be. … He deserved his life.”