Celebrating #WDSD2014 and The Good Life Tour


World Down Syndrome Day is a big deal.

In 2011, For the first time I witnessed a large and influential set of worlddownsyndromedaypeople speaking in favor of my son’s rights and discussing the path to improving his health and longevity. It was the first time I saw groups of self-advocates standing side-by-side with international decision makers. I sat watched all of this from home via the UN website.  So much information, my brain practically seeped from my ears. 

This year’s focus is on: “Health and Wellbeing – Access

A Nonviable – Words Matter

From the website Jezebal great title, feminist website. It's a good website, btw, and has many well written and thought provoking articles. However, this particular article by Katie JM Baker upset me. But not until the last paragraph: "So many mistreated babies and kids with Downs live terrible lives. Instead of throwing resources at a nonviable fetus, why can't the church help children with Down syndrome that are already alive? Because anti-abortion folks care more about fetuses with fairytale narratives than actual babies."

I had to stare at it awhile and then, dare I respond?

OK. I did -

Did you really just say that Down syndrome makes a person "Nonviable?"

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