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What is Santorum REALLY Saying About His Feelings Toward Disabled Children?

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by Treadmarkz

Prenatal testing encourages abortions? I don’t know, Rick Santorum, I think you’re a bit off the mark on this one. I think, first and foremost, it gives parents-to-be the opportunity to know what they are up against when their baby comes if he or she does have a disability. It gives them the opportunity to plan financially and prepare themselves emotionally for all that is going to be required of them to give the baby the best life they can provide.

And second, I think that by saying prenatal testing encourages abortions, Santorum is showing us his true feelings toward people with disabilities. I believe him when he says he is 100% anti-abortion. But to suggest that when a parent finds out their child will be disabled that they should for some reason want to terminate the pregnancy, well, that tells me something about Santorum’s mindset, to tell you the truth.

Liberals who consider themselves “pro-choice” are not “anti-life”. They are not going around looking for a reason to have an abortion. That seems to be what Santorum is trying to suggest here. But it doesn’t add up.

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  1. Good article Forrest. Oh Rickie, what are you smok’in!! Sounds like a lot of dribble to me. First of all, define prenatal testing; ultra sound, amniocentisis (sp) or what? Ultrasounds are done all the time for a variety of reasons, not just to check to see if the child is healthy. Parents are given the opportunity to educate themselves on a possible disability if the testing shows that there may be a potential problem. We have a son who was born with Spina Bifida and feel very blessed that we were chosen to be his parents, and had we known ahead of time, truly an abortion would have been the furthest from my mind. His disability is a part of who he is, inspires, and humbles us all!!

    Jo

    February 21, 2012 at 4:43 PM


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