|Riley says "don't be scared"|
A blogger friend of mine shared this yesterday on facebook and it totally disturbed me. I have to agree that I think every person has the right to make choices about their own life. Everyone will be guided by their own sense of right and wrong and their own religious beliefs.
That said it makes me incredibly sad that by making this test a simple blood test so many more babies with Down syndrome will be lost before they ever took a breath. I realize that the unknown is scary and to most of us having a child with Down syndrome throws us head first in to the unknown. I was scared senseless when we learned of Riley's diagnosis. I am very thankful that we had the time to process and learn about Down syndrome. I would have hated to have to deal with the stress of a newborn in the NICU and try to process and learn about Down syndrome all at the same time.
I can't imagine our world without Riley and all of the people that have become a part of life due to that extra chromosome.
|If I arrive and need a little extra help to get started..|
|I promise I'll turn out to be a real treat!|
|My friends and I will keep you smiling!|