Mother denies abandoning baby with Down syndrome

February 9, 2015 3:17 PM

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Mother denies abandoning baby with Down syndrome

An Armenian woman whose husband made headlines with his refusal to give up their newborn with Down syndrome disputes his version of events—though she admits she had to make "the most ruthless decision in my life" hours after baby Leo was born.

In a Facebook post, Ruzan Badalyan says that after the boy was born on Jan. 21, she decided she did not "want my child to live in a country where certain stereotypes dominate the lives of people with DS and no opportunities at all." She writes that she believed a move to New Zealand, her husband's h...

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