Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's Next? Gas Chambers?

I received this e-mail the other day from a friend and it is the reason I wrote so harshly about abortion yesterday:

Dear friends,

Please take about 5 minutes of your day today & read through this short article:

The gist of it is that the people who are on our payroll in the Dept of Health & Human Services want children with Down Syndrome to be targeted prenatally as a "preventable condition".

Down Syndrome happens at conception. The only way this condition can be 'prevented' is to abort the baby, which is what is happening now to the majority of these children in utero.

The difference here is that, following this tragic trajectory, soon it will be illegal for parents to opt to give birth their children with this condition.

This is where we come in. At the end of the attached article, there is a link to the HHS Public Comments page which is currently open. Please take a moment & fill out this 3 question form & make your voice heard. I know you agree that we need to speak up in unison to stop the culture of death whose primary pillar is that anyone--young or old--who is inconvenient to us must be made convenient one way or the other.


  1. In our modern, sophisticated and selfish lifestyles every one wants everything to be perfect. Look at the adverts on TV or the many soap programs; every one is depicted as being perfect, with perfect houses, jobs, cars, children, holidays, pets and so on. The aim for perfection and the "have it all" and "have it now" mentality has blinded us to all else that is precious in this world.

    People forget, or just do not see, that a child with Down's Syndrome, or any other special need, can be just as perfect and as beautiful as everyone else; if not more so. Because ... God does not make rejects.

    God bless.

  2. This is so very sad. What we think of human life. Just in today's society even if you are not disabled, just how we treat one another if we do not like them is an injustice as well.

  3. Your comment is right on the mark, Victor. Every single person is special to God and what is "imperfect" in the eyes of some people is considered "perfect" and very precious in God's eyes. When I was pregnant with Michaela my doctor wanted me to have an amniocentesis (which checks for genetic disorders and certain diseases) and I refused. He was quite irritated with me. He mentioned the possibility of Down Syndrome because I was considered "high risk" and I told him that it did not matter to me.

  4. JBR,
    Yes, it's very sad because we know where this will lead if they include pre-screening for Down Syndrome automatically under preventive screenings. It should not be included because it cannot be prevented as it's a genetic disorder. When I read the words "so women can make informed choices" red flags went up.

  5. What will they stop at? Nothing. Eventually folks like me with imperfect teeth will be considered ugly smilers and put to death. Sounds really lame NOW, but give it a few years. I don't mean to be funny (well, perhaps a bit), but I don't think it will be long when folks want to legally (and in a Church) marry a doorknob, should they "love" it. Gay marriage was a very laughable, so-not-going-to-ever-happen marriage, when I was growing up in the 80's. It's only been twenty years. Uff da! God have Mercy on us all!

  6. Ugly smilers?! Sarah, you are priceless! Good one :) No gas chamber for with your head!