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Cast Your Vote:

    • Terminate -- Votes: 68
    • Continue -- Votes: 129
Down Syndrome Positive Bree-L Due May 18 (girl); 2 kids; California 297 posts
Mar 8th '13

***NOT A DEBATE***



If you found out the baby you were carrying had Down Syndrome, would you terminate the pregnancy or continue it?



Feel free to post why, BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT A DEBATE.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Mar 8th '13

continue.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
Mar 8th '13

I'd continue it. But I may try to find an adoptive family. If I couldn't find a good family, I'd raise the baby.

♥Jessie♥ Due September 18 (boy); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 10016 posts
status Mar 8th '13

Depends on how far along I was.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Mar 8th '13

I'm not sure.

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
Mar 8th '13

Terminate. My mom's sister died from Down syndrome at 6 months old and I don't think I could deal with that.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Mar 8th '13

I'd continue.

gorgeouschaos712 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 596 posts
Mar 8th '13

Continue. I couldn't see not keeping my child for something like this. Yeah it would be different and possibly difficult and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it would still be my child and I would love them regardless!

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Terminate. My mom's sister died from Down syndrome at 6 months old and I don't think I could deal with that."

how do you die from down syndrome?

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" how do you die from down syndrome? "</blockquote>




Because it can cause heart complications. There's more to it then just being mentally disabled.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 18481 posts
Mar 8th '13

One of my best friends has a son with DS and he is such a huge blessing to their family, I couldn't imagine robbing myself of the experiences they get to have just because it's inclusive of other challenges or just simply not my ideal situation.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting Mayhem.:" I'd continue it. But I may try to find an adoptive family. If I couldn't find a good family, I'd raise the baby."


i'm glad you mentioned finding a GOOD family. there are many families willing to take on SN children, but do it for all the wrong reasons.




i would more than likely terminate, depending how far along i was. i've seen how harsh kids can be to one another.

kr.r 1 child; Kansas City, MO, United States 8737 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sierra-n-Brantley:</b>" Continue. I couldn't see not keeping my child for something like this. Yeah it would be different and ... [snip!] ... and possibly difficult and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it would still be my child and I would love them regardless!"</blockquote>



:!:

♥ Rhienn ♥ 18 kids; California 11462 posts
Mar 8th '13

Def continue
I work with Devopmentally disabled adults and children and i have come to realize, they are so appreciative of life with little that they have, and are such characters and full of life. I would def give my down syndrome little one a chance in life and be whatever they wanted to be and do.

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" One of my best friends has a son with DS and he is such a huge blessing to their family, I couldn't imagine ... [snip!] ... of the experiences they get to have just because it's inclusive of other challenges or just simply not my ideal situation."


This:!: My brother has downs and he is 35 and the most loving and caring brother in the world.