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    Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    wo students with Down syndrome were elected West Orange High School's homecoming king and queen this past weekend, WFTV reported. The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida told WFTV that it was the first time two students with Down syndrome were elected homecoming king and queen in the state.

    Semone Adkins was elected queen and Trazjuan "Bubba" Hunter was voted king of the court by their fellow students.

    According to WFTV, the pair looked appropriately regal. Adkins wore a brown one-shoulder gown and Hunter rocked a black tuxedo complete with a puffy blue crown.
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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Who cares about who gets crowned queen and king of some random homecoming prom. Really... This is not the story or the issue. The issue is how do we view birth defects such as down syndrome.

    Secondly, I think that people who find out that their fetus has Down syndrome, or any such birth defects, should be allowed to have post-term abortions (I am pro abortion for the first term or so, afterwards, just for special circumstances, this being one of them). Raising a child with down syndrome is more expensive, less rewarding and much more problematic. Depending on how severe the condition is, they can have reduced mental capabilities, reduced physical capabilities, predisposal to other diseases especially cardiovascular, etc.

    They aren't called birth defects because they're a blessing in disguise. They're called birth defects because the baby born is defective is some way. And if this offends people, take it with scientific research and go all PC on the medical community.

    Now this doesn't mean that if a family decides to keep a child with down syndrome, that said child should be ostracized. But people shouldn't be encouraged to do it because of false slogans like the ones I mentioned: special children or blessing in disguise or due to other social pressures or motivations. Call it for what it is.

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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Who cares about who gets crowned queen and king of some random homecoming prom. Really... This is not the story or the issue. The issue is how do we view birth defects such as down syndrome.

    Secondly, I think that people who find out that their fetus has Down syndrome, or any such birth defects, should be allowed to have post-term abortions (I am pro abortion for the first term or so, afterwards, just for special circumstances, this being one of them). Raising a child with down syndrome is more expensive, less rewarding and much more problematic. Depending on how severe the condition is, they can have reduced mental capabilities, reduced physical capabilities, predisposal to other diseases especially cardiovascular, etc.

    They aren't called birth defects because they're a blessing in disguise. They're called birth defects because the baby born is defective is some way. And if this offends people, take it with scientific research and go all PC on the medical community.

    Now this doesn't mean that if a family decides to keep a child with down syndrome, that said child should be ostracized. But people shouldn't be encouraged to do it because of false slogans like the ones I mentioned: special children or blessing in disguise or due to other social pressures or motivations. Call it for what it is.
    ... what is a post-term abortion?
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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... what is a post-term abortion?
    I though that was the name for abortions that are done after the first term of pregnancy.

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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida



    1) It's really amazing how far the rights of people with disabilities of any sort have come in the last 100 years. They are not a race of people. They're not freaks. They're not immoral creations. 2) It's rare to hear stories about groups of teenagers doing positive things for people with disabilities. However, their actions are a testament to how far attitudes towards the disabled have come.
    Yes, indeed, and imagine how many children with Down Syndrome and other afflictions would succeed in their own way in life if they ever managed to avoid the abortion doctor's suction tubes and forceps.

    Personally, I find it reaffirming that young people today are far more accepting and welcoming of different people with different challenges among them. Likewise, I find it disgusting that older, less accepting and welcoming people look upon this story as anything but normal and parade it about as some kind of circus act.
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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I though that was the name for abortions that are done after the first term of pregnancy.
    Uh. No. A "post-term" abortion would be killing the kid after he or she has already been birthed.
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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    I am most impressed by the name Trazjuan "Bubba" Hunter than anything else in this story.

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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Uh. No. A "post-term" abortion would be killing the kid after he or she has already been birthed.
    Oh well... miscommunication. Replace post-term with post-first-trimester or such.

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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    breaking news????
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Pair with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen, a first in Florida

    Fix fix

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