Support Down Syndrome Children?

smilingDear Friends For Life:   Once diagnosed with Down Syndrome, the unborn child faces almost certain death by abortion. In short, they are terminated. Medical doctors, hospitals, and parents have declare an all-out war on these innocent children. Latest statistics show that over 90% of children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome are killed.

boy-with-down-syndromeLike abortion this approach has become socially acceptable. Why then I ask is there such an outcry from the mass media and governments regarding “Baby Gammy”. Through commercial surrogacy, Gammy was born to a Thai woman at the request of an Australian couple. A contract was drawn up between the two parties and the surrogate mother was paid 350,000 baht to give birth to the child. Babies have now become consumer products for sale.

When it was discovered the Thai woman was carrying twins and one had Down Syndrome, she was told to abort the child with Down Syndrome. She refused on religious grounds. The Australian couple returned home with the healthy twin, abandoning the other to the surrogate mother.

thumbs-upSuddenly worldwide newspaper headlines read, “Australian couple abandon surrogate twin with Down’s syndrome – but keep his sister“. The world seems to be up in arms. They ask how is it possible for anyone to disown their own child who has Down Syndrome.

Something is wrong here. Are we not reacting hyprocritially? On the one hand we kill 90% of unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome and on the other hand, cry “foul” in the case of “Baby Gammy”. The Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, commented: “We should not be surprised if parents who have ordered a baby and rented a woman’s womb refuse it at birth if it is not healthy and perfect. In fact if a child becomes a product to buy, it is obvious that as with any acquisition it must meet with the buyer’s approval.”

girl-on-the-playgroundThe world community condemned the Nazi for trying to create a perfect race. Society today has entered the same slippery slope of silent eugenics eliminating human beings who are classified as unwanted: the elderly, the sick, the Down Syndrome, sex selection, IVF (only 5 of 100 survive), criminals; who will be next on this list, prenatal screening for autism?

Kurt Kondrich, whose lovely daughter was born with Down syndrome in 2003, analyzes our current generation. “Mary was a poor, unwed, pregnant, Jewish teenager in a male dominated culture, and she was homeless during the delivery time of her unborn son Jesus. Given these facts what suggestion do you think a counselor would have delivered to Mary if she had gone looking for guidance? The prospects for her future and her unborn son looked very bleak, dark and hopeless, and one can only surmise that the probable recommendation to Mary would have been to abort the Light of the world. What would our society familylook like today if Jesus was terminated before His birth? How many bright lights have we eliminated prenatally because the culture views their postnatal lives as a liability with no hope for the future?”

Research shows that 99% of parents love their child with Down syndrome and 99% of people with Down syndrome say they are happy.  —>Something is definitely wrong when something good becomes a victim of a ‘throwaway’ culture.

God Bless
Jerry Novotny, OMI

 

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handicapped-playing-violinThe Difference is LIFE“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Read more.

 

 

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Websites by Fr. Jerry:

 

LifeIssues.net Website

Japan-lifeissues.net Website (in Japanese)

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