Word Games from the Culture of Death: You Say Eradicate, I Say Abortion
The Institute of Neurology and Genetics in Nicosia is heralding a new, less risky pre-natal test for Down Syndrome, emphasis mine:
“Down’s Syndrome, or Trisomy 21, is the most common cause of mental retardation with an incidence of one in 600 births,” Philippos Patsalis of the Institute of Neurology and Genetics in Nicosia told reporters.
“This method can apply to all pregnancies not only those at risk,” he added, describing it as “one of the most important milestones in the history of the institute.”
He said the cheaper and quicker method of blood sampling rather than collecting fluid from the womb will encourage more couples to take the test and therefore slowly eradicate the disease.
By â€œeradicate the diseaseâ€ he means eradicating the baby through abortion because there is no cure for Down Syndrome. Itâ€™s more word games from the culture of death; from a world that protects sea turtles but not its own children.
Have you seen a child with Down Syndrome lately? Very likely you have not because about 90% of babies diagnosed with it are aborted. We live in a world that wants to choose the hair color, gender and intelligence of its children. We want to say, yes, this baby gets to live but not this one; heâ€™s not perfect enough. We donâ€™t want the pain and suffering. We donâ€™t want the cross. We want only pastels.
But what this world fails to comprehend is that when you pass on the pain, you often miss the joy that comes with it. I know because my brother has Down Syndrome. And yes, there has been pain but there has been much happiness too. He brings light to this dark world with hugs and smiles. His cheeky ways send us into fits of laughter. He has a beautiful life.Â I donâ€™t want him â€œeradicatedâ€.
The Love that moves the sun and other stars, have mercy on us.