How Many Have Worried About Having a Down Syndrome Child?

How many have worried about having a Down Syndrome child? Down’s much more common than once thought. Trisomy, or Down Syndrome, can come in many forms. Right now, over 90% of those with Down Syndrome are aborted/killed. Killed because they’re not deemed strong enough to live, or because their care is deemed too much of a bother for their parents.

Down is always a trisomy, but different trisomies are not always Down Syndrome. The most common are Trisomy 13 (Edwards Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Patau Syndrome), and Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome). Down Syndrome has an abortion rate of about 90%. Trisomy 13 &18 are aborted at a much higher frequency, due to the likelihood of death soon after birth.

In a 1/12/11 ABC World News report, Diane Sawyer boasted a New Prenatal Test for Down Syndrome Could Cut Baby Deaths From … deaths of healthy babies. She never mentions the forced deaths of those with known Down Syndrome. “…Cut baby deaths…” is quite a spin. She, and many others, want to terminate (abort) an early pregnancy just because they think the baby will be “unhealthy”. The baby’s done nothing wrong. But many parents don’t like the baby’s disability, and probably the child might not live the expected 70 years for a human. Let’s abort it.

How Nazi-like.

Amniocentesis, an invasive test usually given at 18-20 weeks, carries a 1% risk of miscarriage. But companies like Sandisk and Sequenom have already been perfecting a 7-week non-invasive test for Down Syndrome without the miscarriage risk. A simple blood test having a 98% accuracy for detecting Down, and a >90% death sentence for the baby.

They are already talking major profits in this business of human perfection.

Graph showing probability of having Down Syndrome child as a function of maternal age.

The most common trisomy, Down syndrome – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia shows the likelihood of conceiving a Down baby increases exponentially after the age of 40. So instead of [1/1400] chance at age 20-24, one has the chance of [1/25] at age 40 and older (Frequency of Down syndrome per maternal age).

The Nazi euthanasia program evolved from considering some lives unworthy to be lived. The Obama Administration is dangerously close to incorporating those same schemes, if not already there. If the Germans had won WWII, America would likely be practicing eugenics freely.

But the concept has been raising its ugly head again. It’s amazing how many people still believe killing the suspected inferior human will keep the human race flourishing.

If the mother decides to abort based upon the child’s imperfections, what road will humanity take?

From here, the future can be seen: what about those depressed? Those with ADHD, having a very dark future, laden with poverty, or a broken home? What about being homeless? A humanity that chooses to reject children for their imperfections has either lost hope, or the ability to accept suffering.

A fatal move for the ‘left’ has left its Nazi-like intentions wide open. A Little Girl With Down Syndrome Takes Modeling World by Storm … “Taya [Kennedy] is an incredibly photogenic, warm and smiley child, and that shines through in her photographs,” says owner of Urban Angels, Alysia Lewis. As owner of this prestigious UK model agency, Lewis exclaimed, “That she has Down’s Syndrome did not enter the equation.”

It looks as if Taya has escaped the throes of certain death because of her good looks, and not because of her alleged detriments. Actually, her mom should be congratulated for not aborting her in the first place.

If the mother makes the decision to abort based upon the imperfection found in the child, what road is legal abortion enabling humanity to take?

If we, as a nation, re-elect the Obama Administration, we may have turned down a road from which we can never turn back.

A former Chemical Engineer, Kevin Roeten enjoys riding the third rail of journalism: politics and religion. He is a Guest Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, and the Independent (Ohio), writes for numerous blogs, is an amateur astronomer, and delves into scientific topics.