Trisomy 18

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Daughter Sick, Santorum Leaves Trail for a Day

Romney drops negative ad against ex-senator

(Newser) - Rick Santorum is off the campaign trail today to be with his 3-year-old daughter, who was hospitalized last week . His campaign says Isabella, who has the rare genetic condition Trisomy 18, is getting better and could leave the Virginia facility today, the AP notes. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney's campaign has... More »

Santorum Opposes Prenatal Tests

He rips insurance for amniocentesis, which 'creates abortions'

(Newser) - Amniocentesis for pregnant women? Forget it, says Rick Santorum. Such prenatal testing only results in more abortions, the candidate says. Santorum reiterated views he first expressed over the weekend in Ohio, where he ripped President Obama's support of insurance coverage of the test "because it ends up in... More »

Santorum: Daughter Has Had 'Miraculous Turnaround'

Isabella Santorum was diagnosed with pneumonia

(Newser) - Rick Santorum says his 3-year-old daughter, who was hospitalized over the weekend , has had a "miraculous turnaround" after being diagnosed with pneumonia, reports Politico . "Life for the Santorum family has improved dramatically ," he said. “We’ve still got a long way to go, but she’s... More »

Santorum Daughter Hospitalized

Candidate cancels campaign events to be with disabled daughter Isabella

(Newser) - Rick Santorum's 3-year-old daughter, Isabella, who suffers from the genetic condition Trisomy 18 , was hospitalized yesterday, causing Santorum to cancel his campaign events this morning to travel to Philadelphia and be by her side, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . Half of babies with Trisomy 18, a chromosomal defect, are stillborn,... More »

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