Posts Tagged ‘Down syndrome’

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As we approach Christmas and the celebration of the birth of our Savior, I’d like to point you to an incredibly touching article.  It was written by the father of a little girl with Down’s Syndrome.  As this father writes, his precious daughter “belongs to a group of unborn children who are indentified, targeted and eliminated prenatally at a rate of 90+%.”

Most of us probably know at least one person with Down’s Syndrome.  There is absolutely no reason in the world why they should be targeted for death.  They are precious, precious people, who have an amazing capacity to give love.

What does it say about our society that 90+% of people who are about to have a baby with Down’s Syndrome abort that baby?  We can only keep “perfect” babies?  And what is the definition of perfect, exactly?  Clearly, we have our definitions wrong.

As this father poignantly points out, the very first person to recognize Jesus was an unborn child.  Here is what he says: “Elizabeth was carrying her unborn child John the Baptist when Mary who was pregnant with Jesus visited her. Unborn John immediately leaped in Elizabeth’s womb upon hearing Mary’s voice. The unborn son of Elizabeth recognized the unborn baby Jesus in Mary’s womb, and he was so very excited and overcome with joy that he jumped in Elizabeth’s womb! This is an absolute incredible documentation of an event by the gospel writer and physician Luke who was known for his attention to detail. The first person to truly recognize and celebrate…the One who would wash away our sins and lead us to our permanent home in heaven was an unborn child — what eternal wisdom! John was clearly thinking and understanding the magnitude of the situation when he recognized Jesus, and as an unborn child he could not control himself.”

To finish the article…and I hope you do…go here:

In the meantime, let’s remember to celebrate ALL life, for every SINGLE life is truly a precious and PERFECT gift.