Well this paragon of catholicism has just told her daughter she should have an abortion because her unborn baby has been confirmed positive for Downs Syndrome.
Surely the mammy is to be commended for this sound advice. I would urge anyone who has a wanted pregnancy to have amniosysthesis carried out to determine that the foetus does not have Downs Syndrome (available in NI) and then make a decision on an abortion if the result is positive.
Advising her that no help will be forthcoming and that she will be on her own is only telling her the hard reality, though I suspect that her family, who obviously care for her, will rally round when the child is born.
This woman may be misdirecting the anger and disappointment she feels at her family and this would be a mistake and one not to be encouraged, in my humble opinion.