Both of these ‘subjects’ have been.mentioned in this blog already. Samantha Brick, and Down’s Syndrome. So why are we doing it again?
Because today, on This Morning, a British show that mixes talk, information and cooking with the banality of the life of the middle aged housewife (perked up by the silver fox that is the Schofe), Samantha Brick opened he big, fat gob again.
Here is the article – Daily Mail linky
She says that she would consider aborting a baby that she had conceived through IVF, if it turned out the baby had Down’s Syndrome.
Now, I do accept all of her points are valid, but surely if you have gone through ALL of that effort, injections, repeated procedures, and possible complications, you would still be happy with a disabled baby? Am I just a dirty liberal? I’m not saying that just because you can’t conceive naturally, then you should be happy with the card you’re dealt, but REALLY? Please, i’d love to have some other people’s opinions on this. I will be tagging some people on Twitter and Facebook to this, parents of disabled children, people who have gone through IVF, and just parents and non – parents in general, I really would like your input.
I wouldn’t abort a disabled baby anyway. If i’d planned to have a baby, then i’ve planned to have THIS baby. I’m not into the ‘all life is sacred’ religious thing, but abortions should be based on your ability to cope and afford, not just because ‘I don’t like this particular one’.