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  •  I think you're the right that should be hanging (0+ / 0-)

    your thoughts on a hook.  Because a person with Down's syndrome molested your daughter, now every fetus with Down's syndrome should be aborted?  Ever hear of stereotyping?  It's what this site is about avoiding.

    I'm tempted to cut you some slack because I can only imagine the physical devastation of discovering your daughter was molested.  But to make the assumption that everyone with Down's is horrible and that no one should take offense at negative things being said about them is inexcusable, regardless.  I'm incredibly sad to see this wholly inappropriate rant got two recs!

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:35:01 PM PST

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    •  Who said this?: (2+ / 0-)
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      Because a person with Down's syndrome molested your daughter, now every fetus with Down's syndrome should be aborted?
      I did not say that. You said that.  

      Never misquote me and then attempt to call me to out for YOUR misquotation. It is passive aggressive and obnoxious.  

      I am intimately acquainted with a Down's syndrome child/adult and his Mother.  I gave facts. It is complicated. You got what YOU got. Step back. I do not know what you have invested in this, but do not put it on me.

      I do a joke which I have performed as standup about amniocentesis. A joke. I am so far ahead of you, you cannot see me.

      I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

      by CherryTheTart on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:45:39 PM PST

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      •  What is passive aggressive is saying something (1+ / 0-)
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        in a way that leaves you room to wiggle out of what you said when you're called on it.  

        Bullshit you didn't stereotype.  Your attack against someone calling out the manner in which the diarist described a fetus with Down's syndrome showed very clearly what your position is.  I will indeed continue to call you out, regardless of your sense of entitlement and superiority when you utilize the old deniability routine.

        If you're so far ahead of me, you really should at least be aware of this incredibly basic form of passive aggressive behavior and be able to recognize in yourself.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:40:12 AM PST

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        •  I have seen the tragedy of a Downs (0+ / 0-)

          . . .  birth and life first hand for the family, the Mother, and the Downs person intimately.  I babysat Jamie in child and adulthood. I would abort a Down's fetus in a New York minute.

          I went through two Down's scares because I had babies at 43 and 45.  I was conflicted about what I would do all through the process.  What do you do when you can feel a baby moving in you and it has Down's?

          Your cheap sentiment is boring and predictable.  

          I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

          by CherryTheTart on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:48:04 PM PST

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    •  No one said every fetus. It is a choice (3+ / 0-)
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      But I will not pull punches. The question asked about genetic diseases. When we know that the DNA of a fetus has known severe issues that have drastic real world consequences, then the choice should not be taken lightly.  If a woman can raise a special needs child and wants to, then fine.

      But it is a roll of the genetic dice I do not want to make.  My mother told me today to get a flu shot because a new study has linked Autism to flu exposure. What if we can stop Autism as well?

      It isn't breeding the master race to not want a special needs child.  I would much rather try again.

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