Tuesday, February 23, 2010

There’s no such thing as the perfect child

A parent asked why I didn’t get prenatal testing. My son is the same as other kids. He just happens to have Down syndrome

By Sue Robins | Globe and Mail
Published on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 4:27PM EST

A word to the wise to those of you dying to ask a parent of a child with Down syndrome, spina bifida or an open neural tube condition if they had prenatal testing: Don’t do it. Bite your tongue. Shut up. Swallow it.

Because what you are really asking us is, “Why didn’t you abort your child?” And, similarly, “Why is this child even alive right now?” Read more.

No comments: