Thursday, February 19, 2009

Down Syndrome a Modern-Day Death Sentence

Claire will never read these words. But at least she is alive and brings joy to her many friends and family members. You see, Claire is a survivor. She survived one of the most ruthlessly effective extermination programs in modern times. Claire has Down syndrome.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:
http://deseretnews.com/article/content/mobile/1,5143,705284943,00.html?printView=true

2 comments:

The Unknown Contributor said...

Thank you for the work you are doing. Chloe is beautiful. It breaks my heart that these darling individuals who have so much to give to this world are being thrown away like garbage. Parents are being lied to by doctors and counselors. One of my biggest fears is that my daughter will be one of so few by the time she is an adult.

May God bless your mission.

lonestar said...

I stumbled onto your blog today. Thanks for sharing these articles. I was appalled when I learned that 90% of babies with Down Syndrome are aborted. It explains the reaction of my dr's ofc when I declined an amniocentesis after my blood test showed my youngest son at risk for DS. I figured we'd know soon enough when he was born, but they kept telling me we had a limited time if I wanted to end the pg. Of course I had no intention of ending my pg no matter what.

My son does not have DS, but like his older twin brothers, he does have autism. It scares me to think of what would happen if they were to come up with a prenatal test for autism, especially w/ the media so focused on scaring people over the negative aspects. They don't often show the amazing qualities that people with autism or other special needs have. There is something seriously wrong with a society that thinks it is ok to kill children just for being a little different (in reality they are not so different - they love, laugh, feel, just like anyone else, they may just express it differently). The world is an emptier place without those 90%, and all the other babies whose lives were ended by abortion. Just breaks my heart.