The grace of each woman’s decision throws into relief the lurid jubilation in Ireland over the results of the May 25 referendum.
Killing those with Down syndrome serves no rational purpose. It is a policy born of ignorance and fear. Worse, what it communicates to those so affected is simply unimaginable.
Real compassion means supporting parents who make the difficult decision to accept their babies as they are, and to love them when they’re born.
We parents of disabled children know the pain. The fear. And the pull of despair. But we also know the love. True love doesn’t take the ‘out’ provided by a ‘compassionate’ doctor.
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