Cashier Tells Mom She Should Have Aborted Her Son With Down Syndrome, Mom’s Response is Legendary

Cashier Tells Mom She Should Have Aborted Her Son With Down Syndrome, Mom’s Response is Legendary

We have come a long way in the past couple of decades in how we treat people with Down syndrome. But while we have made some amazing advances, the sad truth is that there are still many people who revel in their ignorance — like the cashier who told a mother that she should have aborted her toddler with Down syndrome.

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“I bet you wish you had known before he came out. You know they have a test for that now… ”

Shock, horror, hurt and fury coursed through my body. I considered jerking her over the register and beating her senseless. I looked her up and down, I could take her….

But instead of lashing out at the cashier, she did this:

Instead I used whit (sic): I smiled a crazy lady smile “I know right?! It’s so much harder to get rid of them once they come out. Believe ME I’ve tried…” Jackpot! Her mouth dropped open and she stared at me in shock.

I leaned over the register and whispered to her,

“What you’re saying is that it’s okay for me to kill him while he’s inside, but not outside? In my book there isn’t a difference. For the record, we knew EVERYTHING about him during my pregnancy. He is our son now and he was our son then. There is no way in hell that I would let any harm come to either of my children. Including during the time that they’re so ridiculously considered disposable.”

9 out of 10 women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome will go on to get an abortion, which is an awful tragedy. But as this mother pointed out, just because some people think that unborn children are disposable and that prenatal eugenics is ok doesn’t make it true.

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