If the nose is disfigured, then yes. If the kid looks normal, then no!If a mother decided to get her 7-year-old a nose job because she didn't like the shape, do you think that would fly? Do you think that's ok? How about cutting off a kid's ear?
This all depends on how you look at it. If I had a huge lump on the side of my face, I would be happy if my parents removed it. I actually look at it the other way. If they can afford it, but don't do it. I don't think they care about me.No, it sends the message that the parents are ashamed.
A huge lump on the side of my face is not a medical problem either. And yes I think they are deformed, and so do 99% of the population even though they may not admit it. Downs kids don't just look different. If that was the case, we would see more Downs porn, because a substantial amount of people would prefer it."Deformed" faces are not a medical problem. And it says something that you think that they're deformed. While Downs kids are identifiable as such, I really don't think they're deformed. They're not too far off from the realm of looking like a different race.
They are not a different race. They are humans with an extra chromosome.
I am not politically correct, and political correctness does not make people different. Just because they are afraid of saying that Downs people have deformed faces, doesn't make them more accepting. Think about Sweden, one of the most politically correct countries in the world. At least toward immigration. Does that make Swedes less racist? No, it doesn't. Sweden has about 6% nonwhite people and most of them live in areas with majority nonwhite people and they are not able to get jobs or Swedish friends.If you'd look at the link I posted earlier, you would see that plastic surgery DOES NOT CONCEAL that they have Downs. Independent observers couldn't tell a huge difference, even if the parents think the result was good.
I was raised to see disabled people as people. I have no trouble doing so. I don't think Downs kids are deformed, like you do. Maybe if we taught that to people we wouldn't have parents who feel a need to have their child cut open to hide what they are
I said that the point was not to hide that they have Downs. the point is to make them look better, so they can have a better life. You however, put your own morals above downs people. I have heard it so many times, people with Downs just want to be treated as equals and make normal friends. One of the major reason they are not treated as equals is due to how they look. It's not due to them having Downs in itself, so there is no reason to hide that they have Downs.
So what is so horrible with some parents wanting their child to have a good life? Sure they can wait till people don't care about looks anymore. But I don't think that's going to happen in my life time.