The culture of death continues to make me sick.
Dr. Andre Lalonde, executive vice-president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), told the Globe and Mail yesterday, "Palin’s decision to keep her baby, knowing he would be born with the condition, may inadvertently influence other women who may lack the necessary emotional and financial support to do the same."
"The worry is that this will have an implication for abortion issues in Canada," he said.
Under the facade of "freedom to choose", Lalonde said that "popular messages" about women like Palin, who chose not to kill their children "could have detrimental effects on women and their families."
"We offer the woman the choice. We try to be as unbiased as possible," Lalonde said. "We’re coming down to a moral decision and we all know moral decisions are personal decisions."
Though Lalonde said that "the country’s medical professionals don’t emphasize the burden of Down syndrome to pregnant women," and that "giving women balanced information about the potential consequences of either decision does not mean they are being encouraged to abort their pregnancies", statistics reveal that 80-90% of Canadian children with Down syndrome are aborted.
And here I though that less children with Down syndrome being loved instead of being killed was a good thing. The statistic on parents who abort their children with Down syndrome is such a scandal and the 80 to 90 percent rate seems to be true for most countries. This modern eugenics will only get worse as more and more defects can be diagnosed earlier or perhaps a future as seen in Gattaca. I pray the Gov. Palin’s example will serve as an example for all face with this diagnosis.