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Legal Disclaimer

BeNotAfraid (BNA)  provides encouragement and support for parents who have received a prenatal diagnosis. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. BNA makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this website, and such information is subject to change without notice.
Please refer to your own physician or other qualified medical professionals for medical advice regarding your baby's diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
BNA does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine. BNA under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals and in all cases recommends that you consult your physician or other qualified medical professional before pursuing any course of treatment.


All articles, essays, other text, and pictures on this website are copyright protected.  Request for use can be made by contacting Judy Townsend.


Submission of Stories and Articles

Stories and articles submitted to BNA are published after review for minor edits of grammar or punctuation. We reserve the right to edit stories and articles before publication on this website for prudential reasons, as well. We are very grateful to all our contributors and desire to work with them to produce appropriate material for BNA.

Submission Guidelines

All material, including photos, should be submitted through email to Judy Townsend. We don't limit stories and articles by word count, but typically if they run too long, we will ask the contributor to make edits or allow us to make edits to affect the overall length. We also prefer that contributors title their stories, but we are happy to assist with that as well.

With regard to content, while not all stories and articles will reflect a Catholic perspective, they may not disparage or overtly conflict with the Catholic perspective regarding sanctity of life, or medical/reproductive ethics. Because of this ethical commitment, we are unable to publish stories that feature the use of in vitro fertilization, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and selective reduction. Thanks to all our potential contributors for being mindful of these content conditions. We are happy to clarify these basic content guidelines if the need arises.


BNA will never sell or offer personal contact information to an outside agency or organization.