Yesterday I posted about comment that I read on an article about the new early testing for Down syndrome. The name of the article was "Will babies with Down syndrome slowly disappear?"
One commenter said something that still has me upset today. And I realize he (I originally thought it was a woman) was just one person commenting. But his views, however twisted and sad, are really what is the "unspoken" reasoning behind many abortions... that we as a society should have the right to choose who is fit for life and who is not.
If you are a reader here who is pro-choice, (because I know I have a few) that is one issue. And I don't think anyone reading here has to dig deep to know where I stand on that issue.
What this commenter was suggesting goes beyond choice- he is suggesting that Down syndrome is worthy of abolishing. That my Lily, however "wonderful and kind" she is (read his comment in the post below)- is not worthy of life.
If this commenter's words sickened you, as they did me, I am putting together a message to "Modern Sound". I'm looking for 100 photos of babies or children or adults with Down syndrome. If you are interested in sending a message to this commenter, and those who share his views but aren't so bold (or ignorant) to give voice to them...please email me.
I also found a wonderful resource today (thank you, Diane!) that I would like to share...
On an entirely different note, I am SO excited about an upcoming interview I'm going to post later on today. You do not want to miss this, if you have a heart for orphans. And on top of all this...we are doing a huge giveaway here, to help Olga, Kareen and Peter starting February 1st. Please spread the word..can't wait to see what God will do!