Q9: Writing With Grace

McFarland tells three birth stories, including her own daughter’s.

 “My prayers, such as they were, were answered. Even though at my age, the chances of having a baby with Down syndrome had increased to 1 out of 125 (from 1 out of almost 1,700 at age twenty), we dodged the bullet with our daughter.” P. 47

She tells Grace’s first, then explains her own brush with genetic testing. Then she seeks out an acquaintance who had a child with Down syndrome to get her story. How did you react to the stories? Why do you think she included her own story?

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