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    • Terminate -- Votes: 68
    • Continue -- Votes: 129
Down Syndrome Positive Bree-L 2 kids; California 263 posts
8th Mar '13

***NOT A DEBATE***



If you found out the baby you were carrying had Down Syndrome, would you terminate the pregnancy or continue it?



Feel free to post why, BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT A DEBATE.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
8th Mar '13

continue.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
8th Mar '13

I'd continue it. But I may try to find an adoptive family. If I couldn't find a good family, I'd raise the baby.

♥Jessie♥ Due October 26 (boy); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 5907 posts
8th Mar '13

Depends on how far along I was.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
8th Mar '13

I'm not sure.

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
8th Mar '13

Terminate. My mom's sister died from Down syndrome at 6 months old and I don't think I could deal with that.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
8th Mar '13

I'd continue.

gorgeouschaos712 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 596 posts
8th Mar '13

Continue. I couldn't see not keeping my child for something like this. Yeah it would be different and possibly difficult and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it would still be my child and I would love them regardless!

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Terminate. My mom's sister died from Down syndrome at 6 months old and I don't think I could deal with that."

how do you die from down syndrome?

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" how do you die from down syndrome? "</blockquote>




Because it can cause heart complications. There's more to it then just being mentally disabled.

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
8th Mar '13

One of my best friends has a son with DS and he is such a huge blessing to their family, I couldn't imagine robbing myself of the experiences they get to have just because it's inclusive of other challenges or just simply not my ideal situation.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Mayhem.:" I'd continue it. But I may try to find an adoptive family. If I couldn't find a good family, I'd raise the baby."


i'm glad you mentioned finding a GOOD family. there are many families willing to take on SN children, but do it for all the wrong reasons.




i would more than likely terminate, depending how far along i was. i've seen how harsh kids can be to one another.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sierra-n-Brantley:</b>" Continue. I couldn't see not keeping my child for something like this. Yeah it would be different and ... [snip!] ... and possibly difficult and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it would still be my child and I would love them regardless!"</blockquote>



:!:

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Golden Coast, CA, United States 116819 posts
8th Mar '13

Depends on how accurate the test was, a lot of the tests for DS have false negatives.




But I'd terminate if it were 100% accurate that my child had it. All the health risks that come a long with downs, it wouldnt be fair to the child or my living children.

♥ Rhienn ♥ 18 kids; California 11462 posts
8th Mar '13

Def continue
I work with Devopmentally disabled adults and children and i have come to realize, they are so appreciative of life with little that they have, and are such characters and full of life. I would def give my down syndrome little one a chance in life and be whatever they wanted to be and do.