Disregarding Down Syndrome "Diseased Embryos"

April 15, 2011 09:00 AM

By Kurt Kondrich

Another disturbing silent eugenic article appeared this week in the United Kingdom. New official guidelines in the United Kingdom state that teenagers around … 15 or 16 years of age should receive a genetic test to see if they are carriers of incurable inherited conditions like Down’s syndrome or cystic fibrosis before they start having sex or decide to settle down with a partner. The test could also be helpful for young couples wanting to have a child. The article states that, with this prenatal genetic knowledge of incurable inherited conditions, parents will be able to make their own decisions of alternate child-bearing options such as adoption or use of donated sperm. Another “option” mentioned is the use of IVF (in vitro fertilization), where they can disregard any “diseased embryos” through lab conception and testing.

When my wife Margie was pregnant with our precious daughter Chloe, we were never informed that the embryo was diseased. We had no prenatal tests, and we knew Margie was carrying a female child. There are cultures who consider a female embryo “diseased,” and untold numbers have been targeted and eliminated prenatally. Where is the outcry? Each time we watched Chloe’s development through the screen of the ultrasound we were totally amazed at this perfect child growing in the womb of my beautiful wife—what an absolute miracle! When Chloe appeared in this world (she actually arrived at her conception) on May 16, 2003, we did not have to take precautions to stop the spread of any disease, and the medical personnel did not appear concerned over getting infected with Down syndrome.

After almost eight years of life on this earth, Chloe has shown countless people that she is an amazing girl with many abilities. … When a culture labels prenatal people who bring immeasurable light into a broken world as “diseased,” then I would suggest we all should be very offended and concerned. 

Currently [more than] 90 percent of children like Chloe are identified, targeted and destroyed prenatally, and this statistic will only increase with advancements in genetic testing and a prenatal “diseased” classification. Our world would benefit GREATLY if people were infected with the characteristics and traits people with Down syndrome carry in their unique genetic makeup. 

The genetic classification for Down syndrome is Trisomy 21, and this Lucky # 21 is a priceless winning hand each time it is delivered as a perfect embryo.

Kurt Kondrich is the father of a beautiful daughter who has Down syndrome and who has been a priceless blessing to his family and community. When Kurt became aware of the higher than 90 percent abortion rate for children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome, he literally could not sleep at night. In early August 2008, he had a disturbing dream about people with disabilities being exterminated and, after praying, he came up with the name SADSIN (Stop Aborting Down Syndrome Individuals Now) for a web site to defend and protect children with Down syndrome. He has since embarked on a mission to make sure people are aware of this genocide. He wants people to see the beautiful faces of our kids and realize the priceless blessings and gifts they are to a society that has lost focus.

This article has been reprinted with permission of the author and can be found at http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kondrich/110408.

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