It’s glamor on parade complete with lavish clothing, expensive jewelry and flawless good looks.
Despite its tendency to focus on many of the superficial aspects of life, tinsel town is now demonstrating an interest in promoting something truly praiseworthy: hiring actors with Down syndrome.
Fox News recently featured a story entitled:
Other television shows also have featured Down syndrome actors, including: “Saving Grace,” “CSI,” “Life Goes On,” and “Nip/Tuck.”
Potter (of “Glee”) sums up the benefits to her: “People see that even though I have Down syndrome, I am just like everybody else. “People used to look away because they thought I was different than they; but now people come right up to me and talk to me. They aren’t afraid of the differences. People can watch me and say, ‘Wow, she’s just like any typical girl.”
Actually, the percentage of such abortions may be even higher. There is a steady decline in the number of children born with Down Sundrome, which clearly shows that more parents are choosing to terminate the life of their child.
“Mike and I had discussed what we would do if amniocentesis revealed a serious genetic condition long before the test. For us, the diagnosis of Down syndrome was reason to choose abortion. Our thinking was clear…We were eager to have a child, and prepared to change our lives to make emotional, social, and economic resources available.
“But, the realities of raising a child who can never grow to independence would call forth more than we could muster, unless one or both of us give up our work, our political commitments, our social existence beyond the household…No family should have to shoulder all the burdens.” “Can never grow to independence”? “No family should have to carry such a burden”?
Georgia Right to Life is dedicated to the principle that all life—perfect or not so perfect—is precious in God’s eyes and should be welcomed and nurtured.
GRTL will continue to stand against those who only see value in a life that fits their expectations and agenda.
For all its faults, at least Hollywood is getting this right this time.Sources: foxnews.com; national Down syndrome society; ClinicQuotes.com