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Your pregnant and just found out your child has Down's Syndrome-Abortion? Adoption? Keep the baby?

Anonymous
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Question: What option would you choose if your fetus had Down's Syndrome?

Options:

Abortion

Adoption

Keep the baby


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I had a very interesting conversation on this subject with 10 or so females in my family recently.  Now I want to know what you would do.


Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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100% for us it would be terminating the pregnancy.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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I can't have children.  If by some miracle I did get pregnant I would keep the baby no matter what.  And I'm on CM because I am a custodial stepmother just in case someone asks.

sheena696
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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Keep the baby. I've been around several people with Downs Syndrome and can think of no reason why they don't deserve to live. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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Keep my baby of course. I love my children unconditionally.
ChocolateJunky
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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I'll love and raise my children, no matter what. I've met some very high functioning peole with downs syndrome.

scribemommeg
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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Keep the baby. I worked with Down Syndrome children and adults for years. The programs available for children and adults allow "normal lives" and allow children facing Downs the chance at very active lifestyles. There is no reason to terminate.

amy1will
by Amethyst on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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I kept him. He is a awesome little boy. Down Syndrome and all. Could never have a abortion. If this baby was to have Down Syndrome we would keep and love him as well.
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KrissyKC
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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I'd keep him or her.   I know some downs kids.   Some are just the sweetest kids ever.    Not saying it's always peaches and cream... but the families I know that have downs kids do such a great job with their kids.   The kids are extra loving and smiling.


Donna.June
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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Keep the baby, of course. There is no debate about it.
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garnet83
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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Keep. And love that baby with all my heart.

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