Cara and Mia's Story

A mother and daughter lean their heads against each other and smile at the camera.

Meet Cara & Mia

We are Cara and Mia, and this is our Could’ve Been Aborted story. Thirteen years ago, when I, Cara, was pregnant with Mia, a doctor told me that there was a higher-than-normal chance that my baby would be born with Down Syndrome. We were pressured to undergo invasive testing that would confirm a Down Syndrome diagnosis, which would likely cause a miscarriage. The doctor pushed for the test earlier than recommended, suggesting we could “kill two birds with one stone.” Mia is now thirteen and an absolute joy who is not defined by her genetic makeup. This is our Could’ve Been Aborted story.