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originally posted by: trollz
Here we go again, a thread where people will flock in to say it's a good thing for children to have Down Syndrome.
It's nothing short of evil to encourage severe genetic disorders to propagate in humanity.
originally posted by: Ridhya
a reply to: silo13
You sound like exactly the kind of person who will say "how dare you abort a zygote!" but then also say "taxes shouldn't pay for your poor decision!"
Fact is, disabled children require much more support than average.
Olafsdottir responded, "We don't look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication... preventing suffering for the child and for the family. And I think that is more right than seeing it as a murder -- that's so black and white. Life isn't black and white. Life is grey."
originally posted by: lordcomac
Defective genes, though.
Shouldn't this be the goal? To clean up our race enough to give us a chance of surviving the future?
originally posted by: eirgud
I posted no statistics.
And where are all ‘these people with Downs’ - THEY KILLED THEM.
Me being childish? Listen to yourself you little brat! 'Having a child with downs severely impacts your ability to live your own life'.
SO JUST KILL IT cause you want to 'live your own life"? Oh my God. You spoiled little brat. And I'm childish, lol. Wake the *F* up son.
Well, I'll give. You didn't directly post statistcs, but you likened this to killing off "half the population" - like Hitler.
And you take what I said out of context. The part where "it limits your ability to live your own life" was followed by "so you cannot provide love and care for your child." Not many people cope well with raising a downs child. I'ts heartbreaking to see how many of them are just left at institutions due to parents who are not up to it. I as a human, would rather die than rot away at an institution. I have seen people give it all they got for many years. Most (not all) give up because of the extreme difficulty of taking care of someone that is that handicapped. I know this ain't exactly what is right, but its often the resault non the less.
And you sir, really come off as an opinionated brat yourself.
originally posted by: butcherguy
But there are whole societies in Europe that want to prevent people with Down's Syndrome from being born.
They hate people with Down's Syndrome so much that they don't want any of them in the population.
But if a person said that they didn't want someone with Down's Syndrome sitting next to them of a bus..... OH!
originally posted by: silo13
Sure, if the woman wants to murder and you know that's not the point so your little one liner flopped.
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: silo13
Why kill the parents? If I am correct Switzerland has been running its program for a few decades. All they do is before you're allowed to marry you must show that there are no genetic defects in your lineage. If you have they wont give you the licence to get married.
Yes, yes you can have children without getting married but in Switzerland it's a big no, no.
originally posted by: Nyiah
OP clearly has never cared for anyone with Down.
You know what you need to do, OP? Adopt a DS child. I don't GAF how broke you are now or how broke you end up, fricking do it & put your money where your mouth is, and don't bitch about how rough the hardship gets. You don't deserve to bitch.
Icelandic doctors are required to tell expectant mothers about the availability of a screening test that can indicate (among many other things) the presence of Down syndrome in their fetus.
Some took this story and branded it as being about a mandated eugenics program. Others misrepresented the nature of the report itself.
Lifesitenews.com, for example, ran the factually inaccurate headline “Iceland kills 100% of babies with Down syndrome in abortion: New report.”
The report does not suggest that, however. It suggests that nearly 100 percent of the 80 to 85 percent of people who take the test choose to abort their pregnancy. There are similar termination rates after fetal diagnoses of Down syndrome in other European countries. In Denmark, for example, the rate is about 98 percent, CBS News reported. In the United States, for comparison’s sake, the rate of mothers choosing to terminate their pregnancy after receiving a Down syndrome diagnosis is about 68 percent.
“Babies with Down syndrome are still being born in Iceland,” Hulda Hjartardottir, head of the Prenatal Diagnosis Unit at Landspitali University Hospital, in which around 70 percent of Icelandic children are born, told CBS News.
originally posted by: windword
. . . instead of shaming women who are too scared to give birth to a downs syndrome child.