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View Poll Results: Would you Abort if you knew your child would have Downs Syndrome?

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    10 58.82%
  • No

    2 11.76%
  • Don't Know

    5 29.41%
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Thread: Would you abort if you knew your child would have Down Syndrome?

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    I am so very grateful that everything with my child is alright.

    I recently read an article in a magazine about Down syndrome, they say it easier to get a child with down syndrome after the age of 35, it is easier shown in the first 3 months of pregnancy, and that most people opt for abortion. Those that have kept the child, could not imagine a world without him or her.

    A friend recently had a child, the "earth mother" who aided in giving birth, stated immediatly that the child had down syndrome. A month later after several tests, it turns out the child is 100% ok.
    Unbelievable, imagine the mental turmoil.

    In the article it stated the difference between a doctor saying straight after birth "your child is healthy but...."
    and
    " congratulations, you did great etc"

    At 3 months my wife and I did an early checkup, the fear, paranoia and the angst with this premeditated examination to check if everything is ok is worse than having an aids test or something unimaginable.
    I told myself if the little baby had down syndrome i would prefer to abort
    but.....
    if he actually did have it, i now don't know what i would do.

    your call...

  2. Lounge   -   #2
    moderators could you please add,
    yes
    no
    don't know

    as poll options
    thank you

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    maebach's Avatar Team FST Captain
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    lots of people forget to add polls in their thread.

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    Busyman's Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!!!
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    Would you abort if you knew your child would have Down Syndrome?
    No, but I'd ask my woman to.

    Any pro-lifer I'd hope would not or else they should STFU about being pro-life.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    Yes if it was diagnosed in the first trimester but would still be a very hard decsion between my wife and I . They are like little children their whole life glad I did n't have to make that decsion .

    Some people do it a for healthy fetus and thats anouther topic .

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    Why has this been moved to the non serious polls section?

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    sArA's Avatar Ex-Moderatererer
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    Not non-serious....off topic.

    This is not a filesharing poll......

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    I voted don't know btw.

    I'd like to think I wouldn't but you don't know until you are in that situation I think.

    It depends on a lot of things, a person with Downs Syndrome is no less of a person than you and me even though we may laugh at them



    thanks sArA I didn't know that was the criteria
    Last edited by DanB; 12-31-2005 at 12:35 AM.

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    I don't know.

    This is a very difficult situation involving more than just one person's choice.

    I suspect that opinions would change if really faced with such a situation.

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    Busyman's Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!!!
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    I wonder how many of the 'Don't Know(s)' are/will be under 30 in age.

    Many "hard" decisions for others are pretty clear cut to me. I think that normally comes with age but I've been that way for as long as I can remember thinking about particular subjects.
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