Monday, November 29, 2010

Leticia Velasquez on Her Daughter

"Christina has trisomy 21, but socially she makes her extra chromosome count," writes the proud mother — Count me in. Also, on news that "President Barack Obama signed a law decreeing that federal statutes must no longer use the term 'mental retardation,'" she writes, "I would prefer my daughter to be called a retard' and know that abortion of babies with Down syndrome had ceased" — No more “mental retardation”. So?

My mother worked with such folk as a nurse at a day treatment center for decades and always called them "God's people," since they were always so loving. Some posts of mine — God's Nuns / Save the Down's Babies, Not the Whales / Anne de Gualle / The Slaughter of God's People / Why Do They Hate God's People? / Final Solution for Down Syndrome / A Cameroonian Father and His Daughter.

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Blogger あじ said...


This is personal since it includes my older brother. I hate this pernicious, utilitarianist mindset. All so we can minimize our own suffering and difficulties. If we kill off or hide all the "lesser" humans, we cut off an avenue by which to teach humility and other necessary virtues.

Maybe it's time to make Up Syndrome required viewing for all citizens.

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