The Carolina Cannonball brought to my attention with her post about doctors in Canada that would have a friend of mine yelling, "Look to the skies!" in anticipation of Judgment Day.
Hey, doc - it would seem to be that if you are that informative and provide all options to women, then perhaps what Sarah Palin offers is something you don't, namely, the message that it is hard, and it is difficult, but it is not impossible to take on the challenge of a child with Down's Syndrome. The article cites his concern that women who "lack the financial and emotional support" that Palin has will be inspired to keep their babies, but isn't that like saying, "I had better not adopt that 3rd world child because I don't have as much money as Cindy McCain has?"U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's loving and highly-publicized acceptance of her Down's syndrome child Trig has some Canadian doctors worried that her example may lead to mothers shunning abortion after diagnosis of Down's syndrome.Citing his concern for women's "freedom to choose", Lalonde said that popular examples about women like Palin, who choose not to kill their unborn children, could have negative effects on women and their families, reported the Globe.However, Lalonde said that doctors in Canada give balanced information about the consequences of the condition to pregnant women with a Down's child, and that women are not necessarily encouraged to abort. "We offer the woman the choice. We try to be as unbiased as possible," Lalonde said. "We're coming down to a moral decision and we all know moral decisions are personal decisions."
Bullpuckies! People having babies, period, have to face that decision with regard to financial and emotional support. Some babies will require more than others. But the bottom line is that they are human lives.
So now we have another horror visited upon us by The Abominable Sarah - women keeping their Down's Syndrome babies!!!! My God, when will this Reign of Horror end?!
Um, I ask my readers . . . anyone out there know of any mother of a Down's Syndrome child who has admitted, "Damn it, I shoulda killed it when I had the chance?"