Keeping Down’s Babies
In the UK, a recent study shows that, despite the emergence of prenatal screening, parents are keeping their Down Syndrome babies. In an age of increasingly Huxleyian possibilities, it is refreshing to hear of parents selecting less than “perfect” children. That rate is on the rise. Such an act is so against-the-grain. Why do it when you could abort and get a “perfect” child?
The study shows that: “A fifth said they had known somebody with Down’s, a third cited religious or anti-abortion beliefs and 30% felt life had improved for people with Down’s.” It is good to hear anti-abortion in the context of pro-life action. So often anti-abortionists are more concerned with decrying laws, policies and clinics that they fail to actually act in any tangible pro-life manner.
And if Christians are among the largely pro-lifers, I would hope that this wonderful, redemptive, life-giving trend in keeping downs babies, adopting orphans, and helping the helpless will continue.