posted on Oct, 24 2003 @ 05:30 AM
I have reservations on this subject as I work with some people with downs syndrome and the perception of them has changed massively over the years.
Most, if they are supported and helped in the early years, rather than left to rot in large institutions, go on to be useful fully functioning members
of society with a role and a contribution to make. Even the older ones who were overlooked years ago still display a high rate of intelligence and
ability. I understand that all parents want their children to be perfect and I cannot push my own morals and ideals onto a woman expecting such a
child as the choice ultimately lies with her but this whole area makes me uneasy.