Saturday, October 31, 2009

50% of Irish babies with Down's aborted

I was deeply saddened to read the news on Youth Defence that 50% of Irish babies diagnosed with Down's Syndrome are aborted. This figure was quoted in response to the recent report that 90% of UK babies with Down's are aborted. I was searching Youtube for a slideshow about Down's Syndrome I remember coming across years ago and instead found this song, written by a man whose young relative has Down's Syndrome.

Perhaps if society could only stop thinking of disabled children in terms of statistics and health care costs, the terrible eugenic mentality we have fallen into could be broken once and for all. In the end, the real abnormality here is the attitude that children with disabilities are better off dead.