Friday, August 31, 2007

Because they're typical...

I would love to take credit for the following post but I can't. I was surfing through myspace and came across this awesome 'blog' and had to copy it. It holds SO true; this world would crumble without God's earth angels here to humble us all. Thank you Shannon

By: Shannon Kernahan
May 22, 2007

I am not a lawyer. I am not a teacher. I am a mother.
A mother of a child with Down Syndrome.
A child who I can confidently ascertain will never be a..
menace to society

Yet, some of the powers that be whether Doctors, Geneticists, Politicians, or even Judges would rather my child not be born, just because he is not typical.

How far can a telescope truly see? What genetic link can truly put the eye to the telescope to see a human being that will never positively contribute to our world just because he isn't TYPICAL.
Then you tell the American Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology that they may want to point the finger at some other fractured chromosomal abnormality to prevent parents from future disappointment. I am not disappointed that my son has Down Syndrome.
Perhaps those parents will sue them later in life to find that there may have been a genetic test that would indicate the presence of a murderer, or some other atrocious speck of a human being in the human race. I truly believe that is why the ACOG ammended their policy on prenatal testing. Parents have sued Ob/Gyn's because they have delivered less than perfect babies. Just look at past cases against Ob/Gyn's and it's not hard to see. What are we saying about how we value human life?
Down Syndrome births are greatly declining. Autism is becoming more and more prevalent in otherwise healthy typical children.

Someone Blow The Whistle! What Is Going On Here?