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Abortion of children with mental disabilities in the UK (and likely others)

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by All4Christ, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. All4Christ

    All4Christ ✙ The Handmaid of God Laura ✙ Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    My cousin's baby boy was born with Down's Syndrome. They are in their early 20s, and the doctor encouraged them up until the week that the baby was born to have an abortion! Apparently, according to the UK health laws, technically the legal time that abortion is allowed is 24 weeks. That said, there are big gray areas in this - in that abortion IS allowed (up until the day the child is born!) for several reasons, including if there is substantial risk that the child would be born with serious physical or mental disabilities.

    This breaks my heart to see this, both before I got to know my cousin's son - and especially now that I've seen the joy he has brought into this world, despite all the uncertainty.

    If anyone is interested in reading about their experience, here is a blog that she is writing about their little boy, Caleb. Beauty in the Unexpected

    ++Lord have mercy!++
     
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  2. jckstraw72

    jckstraw72 Doin' that whole Orthodox thing

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    Lord have mercy!
     
  3. Shieldmaiden4Christ

    Shieldmaiden4Christ Eastward bound

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    Lord have mercy!

    The sad thing is, they're always going to have to put up with the judgmental people who couldn't fathom carrying to term a child who wasn't "perfect". :(
     
  4. buzuxi02

    buzuxi02 Veteran

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    So sad. The medical establishment can be so cruel. Lets pray cures are found to end this madness. Lord have mercy!
     
  5. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    Lord have mercy!
     
  6. All4Christ

    All4Christ ✙ The Handmaid of God Laura ✙ Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    I know... :-/ So far, Caleb has won over anyone he meets - but I worry about him, especially in the future. People can be extremely cruel...especially when they don't understand something. My cousin and our family want to help people not see her baby (and others who happen to have a disability) as a "Down's baby", but as a beautiful child, who just happens to have Down's syndrome. I pray that God helps them with this goal!
     
  7. Wryetui

    Wryetui IC XC NIKA

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    Lord have mercy!

    Look at them, watch them, and never forget them, see what it means the lack of God and what it does to people!
     
  8. Dorothea

    Dorothea One of God's handmaidens

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    Very sad. Lord, have mercy. :crosseo:
     
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