Best of luck to you. I think that the financial part factors in to this decision in a big way. Not only the medical expenses but child care as well if you still have to work. DS children have special needs that cannot always be met by regular daycare providers. Also your own mental capabilities. Look at yourself honestly and ask if you have the patience and understanding to deal with the struggles of a child with DS. I'm not sure I do but if I was faced with the situation I might be able to change.
Maybe someone should make a thread about this in D&D. This is starting to steer away from the Op and become a matter of what people think is right versus what others think is wrong.
I'm a naturalist. I don't think god has anything to do w/it it.
Quoting Helen Baggett:
If you have been in my shoes i really want to talk to u please PM me. Weather u decided to keep or terminate would u still make the same descion or would u terminate, i really want to hear from you. i havent heard from anyone that did decide to terminate, would you make the same descion over again do you feel u made the right choice? please PM me.
sounds to me like you've already made up your mind..... you keep saying you cant afford to have her.....
whatever you do decide i hope that its the right one for you and a decision that you can live with. dont worry about what everyone is saying. only you can decide what to do. i really hope someone who is in your situation or has been in your situation sees this thread and gets to you before you need to have made your decision. good luck.
I am 100% pro choice but these things just upset me.
I have an illness, not half as bad as DS but I sit here and think "what if my mom aborted me just because I have MS"? Do you know what I mean?
I totally understand it would be extremely difficult to raise a sick child but I just can't help but feeling terrible about it. If you wanted this child before you found out she MAY be sick, what makes you not still want her? I dunno. Sorry if I'm coming off rude.