Ireland and God's People
Elena Maria Vidal quotes a "mother of a Down's Syndrome child speak[ing] from the heart," who informs us that "abortion is illegal in Ireland, so the 90 percent abortion rate that has virtually extinguished people with Down elsewhere is not operating" — No More "Mental Retardation".
The mother relates an anecdote in which "an American psychiatrist traveled to Ireland, and was puzzled by the fact that he saw many more children with Down syndrome in the population than he was accustomed to seeing at home," and "noted that they were integrated into everyday activities, and marveled at how they were casually accepted in everyday life." We also learn that "they are debuting a cartoon on Irish TV whose main character, 'Punkie,' is a little girl with Down syndrome," which "will be included among the ordinary children's programs."
As I've written before, my mother worked as a nurse for many years at a day treatment facility that served many people with Down's. She always called the "God's people" because of their gentle, loving nature.