Stand with the 8% – Down Syndrome Babies Who Weren’t Aborted

In the United States, would you believe ninety-two percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted before they get a chance to take a breath? When I hear this statistic, it makes me want to burst into tears.  I can’t imagine a world without Trig — he is the best brother!  (Okay, you’re not too bad either, Track!)

It’s crazy how in love with Trig we all are. When Tripp is acting up — which he does often! — I sometimes joke with my mom.

“Hey, want to trade kids?” I laugh.

Willow and I always talk about how lovable Trig is, and how we’d take him over any so-called “normal” kid anyday! He’s way cooler than people with fewer chromosomes. I’d have a Down syndrome baby in a heartbeat, and I know anyone else would if they saw any sort of glimpse of how perfect my little brother is.

I saw this photo on Facebook, which takes the silly “I am the 99%” slogan of the Occupy Wall Street guys and turns it on its head.  I’m not sure if you can read the small print from the photo, but it reads:

I have Down Syndrome, and my parents didn’t abort me.

I am one of the 8%.
I may never be the captain of a high school team.
I may never win a national spelling bee.
I might not go to an Ivy League college.
It might take me a little longer to learn sometimes.
I might not ever be the tallest, fastest, or smartest.

BUT…

I will show you how to love unconditionally.
I will show you how to be joyful no matter what.
I will not have your handicaps of malice, hatred, prejudice, discontentment, and arrogance.
My parents and family love me exactly how I am.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
Pretty powerful, huh?

It goes on:

In America, the abortion rate for a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is 92%.  In a society that’s so obsessed with perfect children, competition, better performance, and plastic surgery, Down syndrome is a death sentence.  We are guilty of genocide, creating the master race by killing 9 out of every 10 babies with a genetic anomaly.

Did you hear that, Occupy Wall Street guys? That’s something really worth protesting.

Please share this post on your personal Facebook pages, because together we can raise awareness about this national tragedy!

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  • http://EileenS Eileen Steller

    Why on earth would the Palins lie about Trig? Sarah and Todd brought him into this world before Senator McCain asked her to be his running mate in 2008. If you can take the time to read any of her background done by responsible writers(Kaylene Johnson to name one), you would see that Sarah has her kids and within days they get taken to work with her. I hope that you are speaking out of your own hurt and not ignorance because you are way off base. How would you feel if people wrote that your precious child was used by your family to get sympathy and hand outs, you would be justifiably crushed and very angry that anyone could be that cruel. Are you a nurse at a hospital in Alaska or on staff at their family doctors office, if so then you would know the truth?

  • http://non82 Millie

    You people won’t let up will you. Even with as moving article like this. Do you even have a heart?
    These children have a right in this society just like you do!!! The way I figure it God finally had to
    send someone down here to show us how to love. Like the unconditional love that He has for us.
    You ought to be ashame of yourself. I really feel sorry for people like you.

    We are getting in the business of if the baby ain’t perfect then throw it out. What a sad state we
    have come to.

  • Jon Jackson

    That’s “Bristol’s” not “Bristols”. You make it sound like there’s two of them.

  • 56Survivor

    Raz. your words speak volumns about you. They do not define Bristol. Thanks for trying though.

  • http://aspecialmotherisborn.blogspot.com/ Leticia Velasquez

    Raz, Bristol was not being political, she was standing up for the human rights of children like my daughter Christina, a ten year old with Down syndrome. Keep ad hominem attacks and outrageous internet gossip out of your comment or you will be considered a hatred spewing, left wing nut.

  • ceil

    Raz,
    you are showing your cluelessness regarding the Palins. They are the kind of smart people that you never come across in your circle of peers, probably because you hang with a certain type of person…ahem…KNOW IT ALLS!!!

  • Susan

    She did release her medical records. What exactly do want to see in depth, Raz? Pap smear results? Mammogram images?


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