Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Links Edition

Some interesting reads and food for thought

Parents sue for wrongful birth of child with Down Syndrome- this is a pretty disturbing article about the ethical implications of suing for wrongful birth. Basically, it's saying that you wish your child was never born. One family apparently did this recently and were awarded 3 million dollars. To which my not very eloquent comment is "Ugh!!:
By the way, World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21 (get it- 3 copies of the 21st chromosomes), and they are having a conference at the UN on issues pertaining to DS. You can find out more info here.

The Housewife- Mama Birth grapples with what it means to be a housewife and "only" a mom and the love- hate relationship she has with this occupation.

Lastly, just because, a picture of AY trying to stuff a toy into his mouth

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