Hurtful and mean?!?!?
St Ann, you made the comment that your handicapped child is the happiest because he wasn't manipulated by the JWs .....
My point, which went right over your head, is that only makes that child RELATIVELY happy. Your two 'normal' children, who according to you are not doing well because of JW issues, well they can take therapy that will HELP them with that issue to live a normal and full life. That is not a possibility for your handicapped child. That was my point...not to be hurtful or mean.
Mrs. Jones, I have many women friends who were surprised with pregnancies well into their 40's. We know now those are HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES, period. You did make a choice to continue the pregnancy and that was your right. No one knows what tomorrow brings, just maybe one of my children might have a horrible disease. We started this out by talking about why a family would keep spinning the roulette wheel when they have disabled children already. The only reason I even slightly would have been referring to you is that you had a hig risk pregnancy. That's it.
To ME personally, I would never do that.
I think science has brought us far enough that we are not animals, we do have reproductive rights and responsibilities as humans in 2008. We are not baby breeding machines.
You said my "two children" could get therapy. I have one "normal" child and two special needs children, which I clearly stated. Thus, when you said my "two children" could get therapy, I logically assumed you were talking about my two special needs children.
My "normal" child has been in therapy. I was in therapy for five years. I would say my special needs children, who may be RELATIVELY happy, are happier than my normal son and I are because they have not been raped by the WTS. Isn't everyone only RELATIVELY happy, relative to their situation in life?
Just because Mrs. Jones had a pregnancy in her 40s doesn't mean she should automatically assume there will be a major disability and abort. Geez. More women who have babies in their 40s have normal children than have special needs children. Get a grip.
You say "science has brought us far enough that we are not animals." I don't think so. Your attitude of abhorring any child who is less than perfect, which is all children, and wanting them murdered before they are even born, reminds me of a rabbit I once had who ate her young. That is not unusual in a rabbit but should be foreign to a human. However, given the number of babies who've been killed by abortion these past 30+ years since Roe V. Wade and the current war on the disabled, science has actually helped people to hone their animalistic tendencies and squelch their humanity, all in the name of "progress."
If you can't see that your attitude toward special needs children, and possibly all children, and the current trend in our nation to euthanize the elderly and the severely disabled aren't connected, you need glasses.