If you are anti-abortions, would you adopt a child with down-syndrome or autism?
I personally feel that there is a need for abortion in certain situations, and that I cannot be the judge for women who find themselves in those situations. Having said that, I also have to say that, as the sister of a woman with Down syndrome, and as a special education teacher, it causes me tremendous psychic and spiritual pain to know that 90% of all Down syndrome fetuses are now aborted. People with Downs have the potential to have fulfilling lives, and actually, I believe that they have a greater ability to appreciate life’s small but daily pleasures than most of us do. Most of us get hung up on “needing” something else to feel that our lives are complete, whereas most folks with Downs are happy in the here and now.
I would consider myself pro-life, despite the fact that I do favor a woman’s right to choose whether or not to continue a pregnancy. And yes, I absolutely would choose to raise the child of someone who chose to give up the child with a disability; for 15 years, I took in foster children with special needs.
A disabled/special needs child is a daunting challenge in so many ways. But a previous poster was right…they still have love to give, and lessons to teach US. And I have noticed that the 10% of Down’s children that aren’t sacrificed to abortion are indeed very happy children…happier than most “normal” kids, it seems!
I think that you are grossly underestimating the love of all children that comes with being prolife. Every child is a blessing, if one just opens up their eyes and hearts. I’m not at the point where I can adopt (I’m currently about to start supervising full-time therapy for my autistic son, so I definitely have my hands full right now), but I will happily do so one day if God calls me to. And if God leads us to adopt a disabled child, then we’ll just deal with that as a family.
No child is truly “defective.” They’re all miracles, in their own way.
I have a friend too that was diagnosed with Down’s in the womb. Her mom made the difficult decision to keep her, as a single mom. She’s working on her doctorate and in her mid-20’s. Not all prenatal testing is perfect.
Are you assuming that those who disbelieve in “killing innocent children” would also not take on the responsibility of a child with a disability that could have been “prevented” with an abortion?
And I’m not even anti-abortion.
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