Comments: What perfect baby?

This hits home to a with me. As I was growing up, my family was close friends with a family whose youngest child, Amanda, was a Down's child. This little girl was the most loving child I think I have ever known. She was a chore sometimes, as all children are, each in their own way. But she made up for any extra work she was with the sweetest hugs and squeaky-voiced I love you's. She just couldn't get enough of the hugs. And she loved to sing and "play" the piano at the same time.

When we arrived at their house, she would run up and give each one of us our own special hug, putting her hands on our cheeks and pulling us in close to her face, looking us deep in the eyes and saying "I love you." Even as a kid, it brought tears to my eyes. Special, so special.

Each child is special and perfect in their own way, regardless of how they are shaped or how they speak. What a great swathing smear it is on what we loosely call our "humanity" to waste any of these precious lives, however challenged we might be or however short theirs might be.

Posted by Bonfire7 at June 26, 2004 08:00 PM

First, I will start by saying that I am Pro-Choice. I think that every woman has a right to decide what to do with her body and a right to decide the fate of her unborn child. She is the one that will have to live with her decisions.

That being said, I would personally wouldn't want my wife to abort a child simply because of a defect. If the child could live a healthy/happy life I would do everything I could for the child.

When I was a kid we had a downs child at my church. As mentioned before they are truly the most loving of children. He hugged everyone and had an "I love you" each time he saw you, even if all you did was leave the room and return.

I straddle the line on this issue. I think it is a womans right to choose, but I think many make an incorrect choice out of pure vanity.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by SlagleRock at June 26, 2004 11:12 PM

My husband and I had planned on having two children. Joshua and Hannah. I was 35 when Joshua was born. We'd decided if we were lucky enough to get pregnant again that we'd deal with whatever happened. Including Downs. When your husband has cerebral palsy you can't look him in the face and even suggest aborting a child if it had a problem. I would have seen a child with Downs as a gift. I'm married to a miracle why would I turn down a gift?

Posted by Elizabeth M. at June 27, 2004 02:35 PM

I'm sorry, but I don't buy the "I wouldn't want my wife to abort a child simply because of a defect" line when you on the other hand are implying that aborting because you don't want the child is okay. That is pure hypocrisy.


Posted by Bonfire7 at June 27, 2004 07:21 PM

Life is precious, if you're going to take one at least have the guts to stand up and take that life face to face from someone who has the maturity and ability to reason and understand rather than from an unborn or defenseless innocent.

Posted by Jack at June 28, 2004 01:26 PM

While we are on the subject, I just found this article about 3D pictures of babies in the womb. I wish I could see more of these. The technology is AMAZING.

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