FOR SPANISH subtitled link visit this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFHQvNVqqCc&feature=related
(Choosing Not to Abort Babies with Disabiltities - Washington Times)
(He will Carry Me – from Be Not Afraid)
(Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome blog)
( A Life Worth Living – Down Syndrome)
(Down Syndrome Footprint website)
(Hydocephalus Kids website)
(Parents - Be Not Afraid - National Review)
(Strings of Pearl website)
(The End of Down Syndrome)
November 20, 2012
Stop Dehydrating the “Unconscious!”
By Wesley J. Smith November 15, 2012 http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/333496/stop-dehydrating-unconscious
After brain injury, 10 years of rehabilitation, Tolliver gives back to community
After 10 years of rehabilitation, Tolliver gives back to community By LINDA HALL November 21, 2012
Ex-Wright State Volleyball Player Has 'Miracle' Comeback November 23, 2012 (Springfield News-Sun)
Two physicians are talking shop. "Doctor," says one, "I'd like your professional opinion. The question is, should the pregnancy have been terminated or not? The father was syphilitic. The mother was tuberculous. They had already had four children: the first was blind, the second died, the third was deaf and dumb, and the fourth was tuberculous. The woman was pregnant for the fifth time. As the attending physician, what would you have done?"
"I would have terminated the pregnancy."
"Then you would have murdered Beethoven."
THE LORD GAVE ME LIFE
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who worked for years with severely deformed infants as a pediatric surgeon at Philadelphia's Children's Hospital, commented that...
It has been my constant experience that disability and unhappiness do not necessarily go together.
Some of the most unhappy children whom I have known have all of their physical and mental faculties, and on the other hand some of the happiest youngsters have borne burdens which I myself would find very difficult to bear. Our obligation in such circumstances is to find alternatives for the problems our patients face. I don't consider death an acceptable alternative. With our technology and creativity, we are merely at the beginning of what we can do educationally and in the field of leisure activities for such youngsters. And who knows what happiness is for another person?