Between 40% and 70% of all children who develop cerebral palsy were born prematurely.
Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality characterized by the presence of an extra copy of genetic material on the 21st chromosome. So it can happen to anyone, anywhere.
I hope you get hit by a car and die painfully slowly. I don't believe in hell, but I hope you suffer.
Or better yet, I hope that you have a daughter or son in the near future who has Downs syndrome. You are less than human, so you can't say fuck all about disabled people you cunt. I know a girl with Down syndrome who was the brightest child anyone could ever hope to meet. She certainly had more brains and common deceny than you do.
I used to be really irritated by people with mental disabilities until I started working in a hospital. Now I just laugh at them on the Internet and focus my irrational loathing on mouthbreathers and people with harelips.
I agree with `Prince-Charles post. If your wife had a baby and you had no idea that he/she might be disabled, would you turn it down? Even if you did, your ex-wife could legally make you pay child support. How would you feel about that?
I admire your brutal honesty. At least you recognize the impact such cripples have to those around them. It's an unfortunate reality but some people are so disabled that calling them "alive" is a formality. They are absolutely removed from society in all ways other than an emotional and economic drain. It confounds me that some people dedicate themselves to care for people when the easy thing to do is bail. These people have my utmost respect and admiration.
When confronted with the challenge of having to care for a kid who'll never listen to what you say, if at least never be able to show it, will never become self sufficient, and whose care for will crush any dream you have of a free comfortable lifestyle, I wonder what your options really are. It makes one question the benefits of abortion, such a case I'd have aborted immediately to spare myself from the drain and the child from the experience of a lifetime as a veggie.
I suppose there's no softer way to say that the kid's better off dead, that everyone would benefit from not having to care for such a child. Saying that probably won't buy your ticket to hell, but bailing when the responsibility arises certainly will. Most diseases that cripple like that are detectable before birth so your best option is to terminate the pregnancy.
My youngest brother is severely retarded, but I don't have a problem with that.
My problem is that because my brother is mentally challenged, I'm expected to love and embrace all mentally challenged people and be a crusader for them. People act like it's a crime when I tell them I just don't give a damn about that sort of thing.
The thing that worries me about disabled people is what might happen when they snap. I mean think about it, separated from society, being treated differently to everybody else, having to deal with strangers having opinions like this guys. If they're mentally disabled and they snap, they wouldn't have the restraint to at least try and miss when they're about to stab someone with a bottle. If they're physically disabled, they are equipped with a possible weapon.
Well, I'm kinda neautral on the subject. The main problem I see is that the really bad ones, who constantly need surgery or organ-donations are really only taking hospital-vacancies away from "normal" people who would need that spot just to get them through a life-threatening time, and then, will be off to contribute to society again...but may miss out because that heart or kidney they needed was used on someone whom it may only last a couple of years in
Good for you for being brave enough to say such a thing. I don't understand why women who find out their going to have a special needs baby don't just abort the sucker. People call me cruel for saying that but I think bringing a messed up kid into the world who won't have a normal life is much worse.
There's a disabled lady at my job who's a major bitch and can't do her position properly but we can't fire her because of her disability because she could sue and say that was the reason why.