(Psalm 127:3) Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. “Abortion is wrong, God doesn’t approve of ending a life just because a person has regrets about how things turned out”, (Genesis 6:6-7). In this scenario it is the parents choice to decide what they want to do but according to Christian Worldview beliefs about God and Humanity, God creates every human and it is only his right to take the life and abortion is simply a murder and God does not allow this. However in this issue Susan got pregnant after trying for long and the fetus is Down syndrome, therefore bring that child into world is suffering but it is also a matter of concern that God gave a life inside her after a long time, maybe it is a God’s blessing to her. Just by knowing that the child will born with some disabilities it is not wise to stop the heat beat of child, Susan should not listen to anyone but just to her heart and belief in God and move forward with her
To begin with, there has always been a huge issue with the topic of abortion, why? Well, it’s a tough subject and can get extremely emotional and very defensive. Honestly, people just need to open up their eye’s and understand that it's murder and not just a choice. It is murder because two can create a blessing and the choice of aborting it, is more like a sacrifice for the reason a mother can’t carry a baby for nine months. Whether a person is a teen, young adult, or an adult and is in a horrible situation that believes they cannot proceed with the pregnancy, they should know there are other options. Teens aborting an unborn baby is not a choice and should be banned because it is wrong without parental consent, the rights of a child, and
They believe that pregnant women should be offer screening for Down syndrome no matter their age. Before women who were over the age of 35 were suggested to get a Down syndrome screening done. However, now they are suggesting that any woman who is currently pregnant should be offered the chance to have a screening done. The goal of this test is to provide women with the best high quality detection rates with just a few false positive results. As the director of this organization and having a child of my own that has Down syndrome this topic could be difficult to approach in the aspect of seeing the reason why people would want to know whether their child has down syndrome or not. The two main reasons for wanting to know if a child has Down syndrome in the early stage of pregnancy is to consider terminating the pregnancy or so that they have time to make living arrangement to accommodate to child’s special needs. In this case I do agree that women should be offer the opportunity to know if their child might have Down syndrome to prepare themselves physically and emotionally. This would allow them to have time to prepare a good life for this child and accommodate to their special needs. However, women should not use this screening as an opportunity to terminate pregnancies just because the child has Down syndrome. I know that
There are many people with permanent disability’s that contribute to our society in very useful ways. In most cases, these people are viewed as being courageous. This kind of a reaction is typical but not always honest. There are a lot of people are uncomfortable around those that are considered “less than normal”. In her article The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have, Patricia Bauer writes about Down’s syndrome and abortion. Bauer is a former reporter and bureau chief for the Washington Post.
. Down syndrome is not a disease that someone catches and is not caused by difficulties during the pregnancy, it is a genetic condition. This condition is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the body’s cells and causes a redundant amount of proteins to be formed. All cells of the body derive from a single cell formed by the fusion of a father’s sperm and a mother’s egg. Each cell carries a nucleus full of genetic material known as genes. These genes are inherited from both the mother and father. Each cell normally contains 46 pairs of chromosomes. 23 chromosomes come from one parent and 23 from the other, hence the 46 pairs. When it comes to children with down syndrome, one of the chromosomes does not separate properly and so the
Susan has being trying for many years to have a child but she couldn’t concide at any other time but the one that God choiced for her. It’s unfortunate that the doctors told her that her baby will be born with down syndrome, however that those not give her the right to distroye something that God has created in his own image. One way she can handle this issues is to pray to God for him to restore the health of child before delivery or she can listen to Richard whom, obvious does not believe in a God and regret her decision forever. This can be a difficult call to make for a non believer, because most of them think of the physical aspect of life, like Richard said it is be to end the misory of both the child and the mother.
Discovering you are pregnant with a child is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, but finding out your baby has the one extra 21st chromosome could change everything. Author and national correspondent for the New York Times, Amy Harmon, fights for children and families affected by the disease in her article, “Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus.” Harmon recognizes in her article that raising a child with this disease is not easy. She provides evidence of this by including quotes and personal stories from parents and family members whose loved ones are affected by it. She illustrates a genuine passion for the growing number of parents that are “Convinced that more couples would chose to continue the pregnancies if they better appreciated what it meant to raise a child with Down syndrome”(Harmon). To better put it in perspective, an estimated 90% of women chose to have an abortion if they are given a positive diagnosis for Down syndrome.
After trying for many years, Susan finally gets pregnant. Unfortunately, a blood test confirms that her baby has Down syndrome, and her doctors suggest she abort the fetus. Susan has a successful career and wants to maintain a healthy balance between her career and family. Yet she feels very uncomfortable with abortion. She seeks some advice from Richard, an influential professor of evolutionary biology who has spent his career seeking to further human potential and minimize human suffering. When Susan asks Richard if she should abort the fetus or give birth to a baby with Down syndrome, Richard replied that human beings should increase happiness and decrease suffering in this world, and that therefore he would suggest that she abort, though he also stated that she must make this choice for herself. Richard emphasized the lifelong suffering of both the child with Down syndrome and Susan as the child’s caretaker and stated that it may be immoral to bring a baby into the world if she knew the kind of suffering the child would experience. In fact, Richard suggested that perhaps the most ethical course of action would be to prevent this baby from living a life full of suffering. (This scenario is based on the following article by Richard Dawkins (2014): https://richarddawkins.net/2014/08/abortion-down-syndrome-an-apology-for-letting-slip-the-dogs-of-twitterwar/). How should Susan respond? What decision should she make if her baby would suffer with Down syndrome, yet
Every woman should have their own personal choice on if they wish to abort their child or not, so if they choose to do so, people shouldn't be calling it murder. Some pregnancies come as a shock which could mean that they as a person might not be ready to be a parent, especially knowing that their child is going to have Down syndrome. Knowing that your child is going to be born with Down syndrome could be quite stressful for some women as it's quite a big responsibility to have, looking after a child has a big responsibility anyway, but just think how hard it would be if the child was to have something mentally wrong with them. Therefore women, as individuals, should have their own right on whether they want to abort their child or not.
The case of Deb and Derek is a perfect example to support my view towards abortion. The couple who has been married for two years have realized that Deb is 16 weeks pregnant with a child who has down’s. Down syndrome is genetic disorder in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of 46 which results in birth defects including mental retardation and delayed physical, social and mental development (Smolkin, Bourgeois & Findler, 2010, p. 165).
Living in a world set up and built for able bodied people, it’s difficult for a disabled person to be brought up and adapt to carry out even the most simplest of everyday tasks. Aborting a disabled foetus may not intentionally be biologically discriminating, but instead, weighing up the consequences of continuing with the pregnancy until the stage of giving birth, taking into account what life will be like for the foetus in the future.
The first reason why we should not abort babies based on the prenatal screenings, is because sometimes the tests are wrong and they could be born perfectly healthy. Even if they are born with disabilities, you never know, it could be a very easy solution. Children and people with disabilities are probably some of the sweetest people around, they don’t judge you for what you look like, they are always excited to see you and they seem to always have a smile on their face that could light up a room. Personally, I have dealt with the disability world since I was almost 2 years old, when my brother was born with a few disabilities, more recently my nephew who just turned 1 was
One, decide to figure out to permit the kid to be born and lift him or her in loving surroundings just as a parent would a healthy infant. , decide to permit the kid to be born yet give him or her up for adoption. On this way, Susan would no longer need to stand the guilt connected with women who've had pregnancies ended before birth at the same time as understanding her infant is house/living in a domestic that cares for him or her. Allowing her to hold her job/line of work while still trying to have some other baby who may be healthful. Affecting the Christian thought is to view the child as having positive non-transferable rights because God creates him or her inside the womb with a clearly stated particular reason for doing something in life. Even though handicapped they're a long way from being doomed to a life of struggling, as Richard in a mistaken way strongly defends strongly expresses. Many with Down syndrome end up educated to some diploma, participate in Special Olympics, and enjoy theater, drama, tune and lots of different sports that "ordinary healthy" people experience. (Down Disease association of the Brazos Valley, 2015) while possessing a getting to know inability they are ways from being unable to do something of studying, operating, and most importantly understanding and worshiping their writer. With this (ability to do things very
When such a condition is detected, or highly suspected, what then? According to Farrell et al., (2014) physicians are most concerned with the ethical issue of pregnancy termination. In the case of Down Syndrome, this is with good cause. A systemic review by Natoli, Ackerman, McDermott and Edwards (2012) found a weighted mean termination rate following a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was 67%, with a range of 61% - 93%. The evidence they presented suggested that termination rates varied according to maternal age, race, and gestational age. (These variances alone open another ethical can of worms). But one can see, after only brief examination of this one genetic screen, why physicians, and society in general, should be concerned. There is no concensus regarding whether or not pregnancy termination is ethical in and of itself, let alone when one decides to terminate due to knowledge of specific genetic markers or
Imagine waking up and finding out that originally you were not wanted. Imagine being told that someone tried their best to kill you but somehow you survived, that you are the result of a failed abortion. Failed abortion is when a woman has a procedure to end the life of their fetus, but something happens during the abortion that fails to end the pregnancy (Gentles et al. 123). This phenomenon occurs over 700 times a year, leaving hundreds of mothers to once again make the choice to abort their baby or to carry their baby to term (Gentles et al. 123). Knowing about this risk will hopefully make a woman considering abortion more knowledgeable and comfortable with making such an important decision.