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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    He has a mentally handicapped child, why not give him a little leeway okay? It's a personal and emotion issue, obviously.
    Thanks. I'd say let the kids have a break, regardless of whether someone like me is around to shame them into it.

    And it's not just an emotional issue. I know there's alot of really bad information that people throw around about it.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No they don't. They may offer genetic counseling, the choice to accept counseling or not is up to the parents. Ask the Duggars.
    And genetic counselors usually don't say "you're retarded if you have a kid" like USA-1 did.

    And many families are so grateful for the Downs Syndrome children that have come into their lives. Not every parent is strong enough to accept this, but many welcome such children. Such as that couple in Florida who were murdered this year. They adopted many Down Syndrome children. They WANTED these people in their lives.
    There is a waiting list for adopting them.

    I know one thing, the world would be a better place with more people with DS and fewer people like certain members of this thread. Perhaps someday we'll have a genetic test for that kind too though.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Life is full of risks. I think the modern tendency to try to eliminate all risk is a bad development that has wussified our culture, squelched creativity, and taken away our human freedoms.
    Yep. Having a kid is an enormous risk, at any age. Anything can happen to them. They can become drug addicts, get autism, mental illness, a severe disease, brain injury, become a child molester or mass murderer, whatever. Down syndrome is hardly the worst thing that can occur, it just happens to occur early.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    And genetic counselors usually don't say "you're retarded if you have a kid" like USA-1 did.

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    Nothing like putting words in my mouth.
    All I said was the risk of having a DS child increases greatly with age of the mother. Education should be the goal so people can make informed, rational decisions about having another baby. Palin is in a great position to further that education, instead she is using it to further her own career. She was supposed to be educated enough to realize having another baby at her age could very well lead to a baby with downs syndrome.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Nothing like putting words in my mouth.
    I apologize. Crosscheck said that, not you.

    All I said was the risk of having a DS child increases greatly with age of the mother. Education should be the goal so people can make informed, rational decisions about having another baby.
    I agree with that.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Nothing like putting words in my mouth.
    All I said was the risk of having a DS child increases greatly with age of the mother. Education should be the goal so people can make informed, rational decisions about having another baby. Palin is in a great position to further that education, instead she is using it to further her own career. She was supposed to be educated enough to realize having another baby at her age could very well lead to a baby with downs syndrome.
    Sarah Palin, had a baby with Downs Syndrome in order to further her career?

    It's safe to assume your parents were in their 80's when you were conceived.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    She was supposed to be educated enough to realize having another baby at her age could very well lead to a baby with downs syndrome.
    Perhaps she knew, but it didn't matter to her. You didn't consider that possibility.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Sarah Palin, had a baby with Downs Syndrome in order to further her career?

    It's safe to assume your parents were in their 80's when you were conceived.
    No she is using the fact that she had a baby with DS instead of aborting it to further her career instead of educating people on the risks of having a Downs baby later in life. Her DS baby is front and center in her campaign.
    You might try reading for comprehension.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Perhaps she knew, but it didn't matter to her. You didn't consider that possibility.
    Do you think it didn't matter? Do you think she was happy her baby had Downs syndrome? Maybe. Who knows?
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    No she is using the fact that she had a baby with DS instead of aborting it to further her career instead of educating people on the risks of having a Downs baby later in life. Her DS baby is front and center in her campaign.
    You might try reading for comprehension.
    So you feel she would have been a more viable political candidate had she aborted her baby?

    It seems Eugenics has been making a comeback in the past couple of decades, to the point where a mother allowing her athlete son to live has become controversial and now Sarah Palin, simply by allowing her child to be born, has also become a controversial figure. And instead of holding her son in her arms in public it should be hidden from view.

    We get the message. Babies with Downs Syndrome should not be allowed to live. Who else?

    And who's next?

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