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  •  I have a kid with Down Syndrome (18+ / 0-)

    If it makes any difference, I am so attached to my son that if someone offered to go back and give him the "right" number of Chromosome 21, I'd say "no thanks".  But the point is choice, and whether I have a right to dictate what choices other people make.  Though I congratulate poeple when their children are born with Down Syndrome for getting such a cool kid, it's also not my place to dictate what others ultimately decide to do.

    The five questions presented unfairly demand that the respondent equivocate around a biased set of assumptions.  You can personally disagree or agree with abortions, and that's your choice - which is the point.  What anti-choice activists are doing is stating that they should be able to dictate that part of human liberty for others.  This is what I fundamentally disagree with.

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:08:59 PM PST

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      I'm not disagreeing with the premise of the diary. But the point of an LTE is to sway people who aren't fully committed to one side or another. I don't see how the language used regarding Down's Syndrome would sway someone toward the position of choice.

      I just think it's written in a way that would offend people. And I'm normally not sensitive about offending people, but I don't see how it's helpful when you're trying to win a debate.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:20:49 PM PST

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