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Alumna’s Today Show blog post goes viral

June 3, 2013 | Alumni

Jennifer Towell ’00 was eloquent, persuasive, and as no-nonsense as any mother can be in her blog post criticizing a segment that recently aired on The Today Show. Host Matt Lauer asked an expectant couple to get right to the “good news” – that a new prenatal test revealed their baby does not have Down syndrome. Towell is the author of Cowgirl Up!, a blog about her life as a mother of two beautiful children, including Joey, who has Down syndrome. Her post about breaking up with The Today Show went viral, garnering more than 10,000 page views in a few days and sparking robust debates on other parenting blogs.

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