Today I saw this on Facebook.
Studies over the last 15 years have consistently shown that in the US and Europe, approx. 90% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome in utero are electively aborted. On this World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, let’s pray that our hearts will be opened to the gift every life has to share. Praying we also realize that we are each uniquely perfect yet broken by God’s design…not just those we outwardly deem broken and imperfect.
I don’t like getting political and soapboxy on this blog. Not because I don’t have strong opinions about things. If you are married to me you KNOW I have some strong opinions. But because I don’t feel like using my blog in that way and I don’t want to argue with people in the comments, I just don’t really get controversial around here.
So I will just say this. As a society we are robbing the world of a group of beautiful people. And when we have parents willing to stand up and say their children are less than desirable even after they have spent 4 beautiful years with them? Something is very, very wrong.
Showing the world that people with Down Syndrome are more than worth being born will be really hard when there are none of them left. It breaks my heart.