A mother waits anxiously for the doctor to arrive after an awkward departure made by the ultrasound technician.
“I am sorry, but it is likely that your baby has Down Syndrome. Would you like to terminate this pregnancy?”
Woah, Woah, Woah!
And yet this is how it happens all too often. Having a baby is a huge undertaking and many mothers already feel inadequate, so when they are faced with the prospect of having a child with a disability many (92%) crumble under the pressure and choose abortion, not seeing any other alternative.
But I can’t help wonder if there is a malfunction in the diagnosis delivery.
What if you told this mother that there is a huge list of parents just waiting for the blessing of child with Down Syndrome? Parents waiting to adopt one of these special little angels with designer jeans? What if they didn’t feel obligated to kill this life they have conceived?
The tests we have in place now are not even 100% accurate. Misdiagnosis happens all the time and to the best of my knowledge they are not mandatory. But times are a’changing and science is progressing and what now?
I am going to assume that most mothers choose to abort because of the lack of options and not because they think these lives are dispensable. Please read this article and stop the ignorant termination of these priceless lives.