'Thinking' Catholics

An old slur that never dies

A few months ago, I read a wonderful story ("The Perfect Child," London Sunday Telegraph, March 5) about a woman in England named Caroline Armstrong-Jones. The sister-in-law of Lord Snowden and the wife of one of Britain’s wealthiest businessmen, she was in the news not because of her connections or her lifestyle, but because of her children. Her daughter, India, age three, had been born with Down syndrome. During her second pregnancy,...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.