Yes, they paint anyone that supports Roe as opposing her decision to have her child...
But what I find very interesting is her tale about going into labor prematurely when she was in TX, but instead of going directly to a hospital with a NICU for what she knew would be a special needs premie, she gives a presentation then gets on a plane for several hours...
No OB would have advised her to do that. I have wondered if she was tilting the scales toward him not surviving. Yes, that's speculation, but her story just does not fit her portrayal of herself as selfless Mom.
That IS interesting - I'd never heard the story of his birth before.
I guess the part that annoys me the most is her having the audacity to place herself on such an "I'm Every Woman" sort've pedestal. As I stated in my OP, I commend her for giving birth and giving her child the best life she can. However, her situation is the exception more than the rule. And let's face it, even giving up a Down's child for adoption would not be easy, as alot of adoptive parents don't have those sort of resources, either.
Just my thoughts, I really need to stop reading articles about this woman!
>I hear everything you are saying. And agree.<
I was thinking more like a ice berg and having her float off toward Russia and having her fall off be fore she reached land, after all she call see Russia from her window
She’s going out there as a pro-life woman to say that there’s great joy in special-needs kids — and that we shouldn’t be aborting them.”
As a mum of 2 SN kids, I have to say that depending on the disability I can understand someone aborting.
There is a difference between having a child with a developmental delay, like MAdy and having a child with signifigant physical disabilities and medical issues like Bryn.
Having this expereince I could see why someone may choose not to carry a child to term that has little chance of survival, such as nureal tube defects,,which the child usually dies within hours after birth. Or Chairi malformation where the quality of life is very little in severe cases and very painful and usually terminal in those cases within hours or days.
THere is a vast difference between quality of life and quanity of life.
Please dont get me wrong, I would fight to the death for my girls. But its given me the understanding that some may not want to give birth to a child that they know is going to die within days or hours.
DO I think aborting over a cleft palate or a club foot is necessary..not personally. I sure woudlnt. But I dont have the right to choose for others what thier parenting abilities include.
And if my next baby has the same conditions as my daughter I will gladly carry him/her to term and love them in the same manner I love all my kids.
But thats my choice.
*Praying for my best friend, my Dad*
I absolutely agree. My daughter is severely autistic. While I love her to the ends of the earth, I wouldn't wish this disability on any parent or child. I'm glad NOW that we didn't know, as I can't imagine life without her. But had someone told me, very early on during pregnancy and I'd had the choice to terminate....I honestly can't tell you what I would've done.
We also have a 4 year old son who is "normal" in every sense. My daughter was just 19 months old when I became pregnant with him. Had we had her diagnosis at that time, NO WAY would I have chanced having more kids. As it turns out, in our case ignorance was bliss....but you can bet your bottom dollar that I got my tubes tied after having him. No way in the world could I do it with another child.
So yeah - I guess that's why this situation annoys me. She (Sarah Palin) made her choice, and that is fine...what's NOT ok is telling everyone they have to follow her example. It makes me sick, it really does.
I sympathize with your stitch. Had I known my oldest daughter would have had the issues she had I would not have had another child 16.5 months later.
It was like having twins, neither walked, my back was killing me all the time. Except he was 5 lbs and she was 30 lbs.
I heart you.
This is the crux, for me. I would abort for Downs and many other SN diagnoses. I have nothing but respect for those who choose to gestate (or like Kate, adopt) a dx'd SN fetus, but I couldn't.
Thank you :)