This is a post about something I read that is making me angry. Sick to my stomach-angry.
Maybe every Friday will be a WTFriday, about stuff that
pisses me off makes me angry.
I realized that the test for Downs Syndrome existed, I never had it done for any of my pregnancies because, frankly, it wouldn’t have made a difference. At the point that they offered it, I was way too involved in my pregnancy to ever consider termination. And, really, I don’t think I could have for any reason, let alone for something like Downs. Also, as with any test, false-positives are a possibility. There is no way to know anything for certain, especially certain enough for a government to consider “eradicating” a part of our society based on these tests. A sweet and innocent part of our society. These children, as all children have a place in our society. Everything and everyone is not “perfect” and everything that isn’t doesn’t make it useless to us. Who better than these children to be a tool for teaching that. If this is something that is even a remote possibility in our world, I am scared for our future.
Please read this post from The House That Jade Built. The blogger is from a town close to mine and I applaud her and her family for embracing their special girl and their determination to educate others about her life’s possibilities. http://housethatjadebuilt.blogspot.com/2012/02/eradicating-down-syndrome.html
Read this and share with everyone you know.