Hyannis, MA – Chelsea Freeman decided to keep her Down syndrome baby in spite of pressures to abort. What makes this decision a particular blessing is that Chelsea was a schoolmate of Laura Hope Smith, a 22-year old woman who died from a botched abortion on Cape Cod in 2007.
“When Laura passed away, it changed by views on abortion,” Chelsea said.
“We are so thankful that blessings are coming from tragedy, and that Laura’s death helping others to understand how valuable life is,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Since Laura’s death, her abortionist, Rapin Osathanondh, has since permanently surrendered his medical license and closed his two abortion mills. Osathanondh has been charged with manslaughter, and is scheduled for trial in September.