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user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Mar '13

I would. I'm not capable of caring for a DS child.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124248 posts
status 9th Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" What other posts? You made it out that I called you horrible and selfish, not that i said I was sad ... [snip!] ... to deal with and you're just going to twist my words and make me out to be a bad person. Therefore, Im saying good-bye. "


I have no idea where you keep getting that I have problems with my decision because I quoted and responded to you.



You are commenting on what others said they would do but we cant respond to that?

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Bree-L Due May 18; 2 kids; California 270 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:" Great question. I didn't see her at all in the thread besides the OP, although I could have missed her."


If I was as positive as could be about my baby having DS, I would terminate.



.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
9th Mar '13

Hey ladies. Just here to throw my two cents in. My 6 month old has Down syndrome. For all you ladies who said you would terminate, I invite you to check out the International Down's Syndrome Coalition. Children with Down Syndrome have a right to be here. Down syndrome is not a disease and though there are common traits that can be serious, Down syndrome ranges in severity. My son, Silas is so healthy, vivacious, and not to mention beautiful. He has no heart defects, digestive issues, and he is on the mark with a "normal" 6 month old. He has changed my life. He has deepened me in ways I could never describe. I am absolutely honoured that I was chosen to be his mother. His diagnosis blindsided me. I felt like it was the most horrible thing that could have ever happened. I was so afraid of what his life would be like. And even on a superficial level, I was worried about what people would think of his appearance. I am thankful for those dark days because they have helped the light inside me shine even brighter. When I was grieving over the loss of the son I THOUGHT I was supposed to have, I would see parents saying "my daughter has DS and I wouldn't change her for the world!!" And I felt so horrible because I didn't get it. I was like "really?? They wouldn't wish for a better life for their baby??" I didn't understand an I thought something was wrong with me. But then one day I got it. He WAS beautiful. He is not what I would have ever asked for but he is everything I needed in my life. He is a true blessing. I hope you are all blessed enough to love and adore a person with special needs the way I do. It is life changing. Had I known this during my pregnancy I wouldn't have aborted (I am pro-choice) but I would have been just as devastated as I was after he was born. I would have definitely considered it. Thank God he is here. He has change our lives and I truly wouldn't have it any other way. Xoxo578279_10151224145445882_1604017274_n_zp

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" What if you had a DS child who developed like a "normal" child?"


That would mean I'd have to take my chance and go through with the pregnancy, which isn't happening.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Smally and Smish:" Hey ladies. Just here to throw my two cents in. My 6 month old has Down syndrome. For all you ladies ... [snip!] ... have definitely considered it. Thank God he is here. He has change our lives and I truly wouldn't have it any other way. Xoxo"


Good for you but your little story isn't going to change anyone's decision to abort.

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Smally and Smish:" Hey ladies. Just here to throw my two cents in. My 6 month old has Down syndrome. For all you ladies ... [snip!] ... have definitely considered it. Thank God he is here. He has change our lives and I truly wouldn't have it any other way. Xoxo"


He is beautiful. Like I said way back pages ago the sweetest little boy I've ever met had DS. I could cry thinking about him so I'm not going to but the little time I did know him he had a huge impact on my life. I'm so happy your little guy doesn't have any of the serious issues that often go along with DS.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124248 posts
status 9th Mar '13
Quoting Smally and Smish:" Hey ladies. Just here to throw my two cents in. My 6 month old has Down syndrome. For all you ladies ... [snip!] ... have definitely considered it. Thank God he is here. He has change our lives and I truly wouldn't have it any other way. Xoxo"


I appreciate your story, and I'm so grateful your little one doesnt have any medical problems or delays, he is seriously adorable.



However, I think unless a doctor could tell me 100% my child wouldnt have any medical or health problems I stand by my decision in the hypothetical situation. my living child(ren) have to come first. I think most people feel that way too.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Smally and Smish:" LMAO your a serious bitch. Who talks to people like that? I just shared something personal- you didnt need to reply in that manner. "


A serious bitch?
I'm not the one sharing an emotional story to guilt trip people into feeling bad for saying they'd abort. :wink:

Waiting on Sunshine 81 kids; Tuvalu 12346 posts
9th Mar '13

Depends on severity, if it came with heart defects and other severe complications, I'd terminate.



This is my last pregnancy though so I guess I could lie and act holier than thou. I think its very important to show support to whatever decision a woman makes.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smally and Smish:</b>" Hey ladies. Just here to throw my two cents in. My 6 month old has Down syndrome. For all you ladies ... [snip!] ... have definitely considered it. Thank God he is here. He has change our lives and I truly wouldn't have it any other way. Xoxo"</blockquote>



Wishing a special needs child on someone is pretty fucked up