Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 13: Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome people have been the special target of eugenicists both before and since the Nazi T-4 program.

Modern America has not improved on this record, even if the results are better hidden.
Since in utero screenings were developed at the same time Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, 90% of all Down pregnancies end in abortion.
"Which is unfortunate, and not just for them." writes George Will. "Judging by Jon, the world would be improved by more people with Down syndrome, who are quite nice, as humans go. It is said we are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and remain greedy. People with Down syndrome must remain brave in order to navigate society’s complexities. They have no choice but to be trusting because, with limited understanding, and limited abilities to communicate misunderstanding, they, like Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” always depend on the kindness of strangers."  Jon Will's Gift, by George Will

This whole column from the Washington Post is worth the read, together with the accompanying slide show.

Further Reading: Eyes of Life - Sabrina and Brody's Story, Our Story

2018 Gerber Spokesbaby Lucas Warren (Photo: Warren family/Gerber)

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