Powerful pro-life messages on World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
Mar. 24, 2017
March 21st was World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, and social media was flooded with positive messages encouraging positive attitudes towards people with Down Syndrome who are achieving more every day.
Pro-life messages were widely shared, encouraging support and respect, and pointing out that abortion is a form of lethal discrimination.
Sadly, the reaction from the eugenicists has been not to support people with Downs but to kill them before birth – and, sadly, the efforts to exterminate people with Downs have escalated to the point that Denmark's Ministry for Health gleefully announced that the country was had achieved a 98% abortion rate for babies with the condition.
“When you can discover almost all the foetuses with Down Syndrome, then we are approaching a situation in which almost all of them will be aborted,” says Lilian Bondo, the head of the midwife association, Jordemoderforeningen. Denmark's intent to be “Downs Free” is a promise to continuously kill those with Trisomy 21 as a permanent policy.
Live expectancy for people with Trisomy 21 has increased nearly 5 fold and people with Down's are leading full active lives. Karen Gaffney, world class swimmer and motivational speaker, has the syndrome. She says “Here we are reversing the damage of life in institutions, removing the barriers to education and making inroads into a full and inclusive life for people like me, we have those who say we shouldn't be born at all?”
In the UK, where the 1967 Abortion Act promised to make abortion safe, legal and rare, 90% of babies with Downs are aborted. Article 40.3.3 has protected infants in Ireland from this extermination so far and while abortion campaigners are avoiding the Trisomy 21 issue, any alteration to the constitutional protection for the unborn puts the these children in danger.
It’s a reminder to focus our efforts to keep the abortion culture out of Ireland, and to join the battle to #SaveThe8th.
Category | Bio-ethics, Abortion in Ireland
Published By | Life House