Down’s Syndrome

Fearing My Daughter

A Father struggles with the birth of his Downs Syndrome daughter, “’If she dies as a result of her surgery the pain will be over for all of us,’ we thought.”  “It’s a girl!”  The nurse announced. After the birth of seven healthy sons, those words should have brought great joy. Under different circumstances, I would have done back flips.  Instead, […]

Disposable People

Father and Son

At first I thought it was the article about the Canadian mother who received a letter from a neighbor suggesting she should euthanize her autistic son which prompted me to write today’s blog.  Maybe it was my recent discovery that 92% of babies determined to have Down’s Syndrome are aborted by their parents.  It could have been the alarming lack […]