I’m not sure if you could call this a feel good story. The fact that a doctor would encourage a woman to have an abortion in the first place, let alone because her daughter would be born with Down syndrome, is sad. The feel good part is where the mom and her daughter write the doctor a letter to tell him where to stick it.
Politely, of course…
I’m not angry. I’m not bitter. I’m really just sad. I’m sad the tiny beating hearts you see every day don’t fill you with a perpetual awe. I’m sad the intricate details and the miracle of those sweet little fingers and toes, lungs and eyes and ears don’t always give you pause. I’m sad you were so very wrong to say a baby with Down syndrome would decrease our quality of life. And I’m heartbroken you might have said that to a mommy even today. But I’m mostly sad you’ll never have the privilege of knowing my daughter, Emersyn.
Because, you see, Emersyn has not only added to our quality of life, she’s touched the hearts of thousands. She’s given us a purpose and a joy that is impossible to express. She’s given us bigger smiles, more laughter and sweeter kisses than we’ve ever known. She’s opened our eyes to true beauty and pure love.
So my prayer is that no other mommy will have to go through what I did. My prayer is that you, too, will now see true beauty and pure love with every sonogram.
Right now seems like a good place to point out that Hillary Clinton, the finally “official” Democrat nominee for President, supports abortion for Down syndrome kids as well.
Because that’s what abortion supporters actually champion: death. They’re not promoting choice. The doctor here who encouraged this woman to abort her baby, encouraged her to abort her baby because the baby wasn’t perfect. She had an extra chromosome. The mother’s life wasn’t “in danger.” The mother’s pregnancy wasn’t a “result of rape.” The “doctor” looked at the sonogram and told the parents, “Abort this kid. She’s not perfect.”
Thankfully the parents flipped him a figurative bird. They might disagree with my analysis of their letter, but I see it as a giant bird flip. For which I applaud them. What child is perfect? Just because this little girl has Down syndrome doesn’t make her any less of a person. She’s a human being with every right promised to her as a child with the correct number of chromosomes. That’s where pro-choicers would disagree, of course. They’d suggest — nay insist — an unborn child might be a human, but isn’t a person with rights. Excuse me while I punch a wall…
But that’s the abortive left for you. It’s not about “the health of the mother.” It’s not about “in cases of rape or incest.” Abortion is about hedonism. That is, living the way you, the “mother” want to live. Consequences (children) be damned. And if that baby growing inside you inconveniences you in the least? Kill it. Suck it out of your body. Pitch it in the trash. Or sell its parts.
Little Emersyn’s story is a touching one. But methinks for every Emersyn, there are many more who didn’t make it out of the womb to touch lives, to bring love, to light the world with their smiles. Because the “choice” to snuff out that life as it might have inconvieneced, or placed a “burden” on the mother and/or father? Far more important to the left than the rights of small human beings. With Down syndrome or not.
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