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March 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Hudson Hartman and his mom Mika captured the hearts of Mississippi Senators and representatives while testifying in support of a bill to ban abortions based on race, sex, disability, or genetic make-up. Hudson is a three-year-old vivacious boy with Down syndrome.

On today’s episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, Hudson’s mom, Mika Hartman, joins me to share heartwarming story behind Hudson’s law. I even got to meet sweet Hudson.

Watch the full interview and meet Hudson!
 

From Hudson’s conception to the passing of the pro-life law, Mika shares how she saw the hand of God guiding them. Mika and her husband have two other children.

Hudson’s pregnancy came as a beautiful surprise to Mika and her husband, even though early on, the doctors noted abnormal markers. At one of Hudson’s initial ultrasounds, the doctors noted Hudson’s heart didn’t have any chambers and he had a few other abnormalities. The amniocentesis confirmed that Hudson had trisomy 21, or Down syndrome.

After a difficult pregnancy, Hudson was born with heart failure and transient leukemia. He was a fighter and within 4 weeks he was cancer free.

Due to Hudson’s heart, the Hartman family moved from Colorado to Mississippi. Mika shares how God’s hand guided them through their journey. After selling their own home in just 48 hours, they made offers on a few other homes before finding their current home.

Unbeknownst to them, their neighbor was running for the state senate. He asked them to testify at the Mississippi capitol and got the Hartman’s connected with the Susan B. Anthony List.

When Mika testified before the Mississippi Senate for the Human Life Equality Act in 2020 which outlawed abortions based on race, sex, disability, or genetic make-up, everyone fell in love with Hudson. He tenderly became known as Senator Hudson after a photo of him in Senator England’s chair went viral.

Two weeks ago, before National Down syndrome Day, the Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed another piece of pro-life legislation into force called Hudson’s Law, which mandates the sharing of helpful information to parents about children with Down syndrome.

I hope this heartwarming story will help those on the fence see the humanity of the pro-life cause and put an adorable face to the movement to stop the millions of babies being brutally killed every year.

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com. He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.

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