Another article about disappearing Down Syndrome children. The author describes how his friend had a baby born with Downs and
once the dust settled it became clear that, despite the bleakness of the diagnosis, she was still a very proud, very committed, and very loving mother to a tremendous and joyful young child. …She even embraces the idea of having another child with Down syndrome.
He goes on to say this:
As current evidence would suggest, my friend is in the ideological minority.
And if he’s commenting on having Downs children, then yes, stats suggest most are aborted and keeping a Downs baby puts a woman in the minority.
But if he’s commenting on a mother embracing her child, even with a diagnosis of Downs then I’d hazard to say she’s in the majority.
It’s the abortion choice that robs a mother of the chance to love and embrace her child, no matter the difficulty. Which I think, once the initial shock is over, is the way things go. It’s getting there in face of this culture that devalues “imperfect” life that is the hard part.