Eugenics & Down Syndrome

Or, Monsters are under the bed.

Psalm 139:13 says, (v13) ‘For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. (v14) I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.’ –ESV-

What kind of monster would kill a child – only because that baby has Down Syndrome? So what difference would it make if that child is not yet born? Ask the mothers of the 9 out of 10 babies aborted because the unborn child has Down Syndrome.

The Mayo Clinic says ‘Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delays and other problems. Down syndrome varies in severity, so developmental problems range from moderate to serious.’ But does that justify murdering unborn infants with a disability? If you walked down the street and saw a person with Down Syndrome, are you compelled to kill him/her because they aren’t ‘perfect’? Of course not, you’d say. But 9 out of 10 babies (as high as 92%) diagnosed with Down Syndrome will be aborted because they are not ‘perfect’.

Eugenics is a science that deals with the improvement -as by control of human mating- of hereditary qualities of a race or breed (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There is a holocaust of Down Syndrome babies because of the world’s view of perfection.

“To abort a fetus with one of these disabilities, intending to have another child who will not be disabled, is to treat fetuses as interchangeable or replaceable,” said Peter Singer, a professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.

“It has become routine to offer pregnant women, especially those over 35 prenatal screening for Down’s Syndrome. Such testing, however, does not give a certain diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome, but only a percentage possibility. Nevertheless, the abortion rate with even an uncertain pre-natal Down’s Syndrome diagnosis is extremely high, with some studies showing as many as 90% of children aborted,” wrote Brian Skotko of the National Down’s Syndrome Congress (2005). Read the entire article here.

Sarah Palin spoke at the Ohio Right to Life Society fundraiser in Columbus on Friday (3/5/10) saying that her anti-abortion commitment was tested during her pregnancy with her youngest son, who has Down syndrome. But why didn’t Sarah abort? Because she knows the truth about LIFE through the Word of God. God made Trig perfect in His eyes, not the world’s.

Abortion is heinous enough; but to kill a child that’s not perfect enough?

Jeremiah 17:9-10 says, (v9) ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? (v10) “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”’ –ESV-

We are not on this Earth for the profit and pleasure of others. He knew us before we were ever formed in the womb (Jer 1:5) and has a ministry for each and every one of us…not just the ‘perfect’ ones.

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