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Old 1 Week Ago   #5461 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by roni View Post
About Down's Syndrome folks.

My first career was in the field of services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. I worked with lots of adults who had Downs. Mercy's link called them all wonderful people. Some of them were and some were not, just like people who did not have Downs Syndrome. Do not romanticize them all. I think that is dehumanizing and does not reflect reality.

There were many who became good friends, some I would not like to be friends with, but they were welcome in all of our programs.

Nonetheless, parents have the absolute right to genetic counseling and to make their own decisions, based on the laws of wherever they live, to choose to terminate such pregnancies.

That is all I gotta say about it.
They are all people, wonderful or not.
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Its Lent in Louisiana (well Wednesday) - today Mardi Gras is still in full swing.

I don't give anything up for Lent anymore (I don't drink or smoke) - Don't really do sweets. I am thinking of giving to a charity - instead of giving up something.
It makes more sense to me to pay it forward

I see many of my friends giving up social media. I am sure it would free up quite a bit of free time.
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