It truly is a horrific ailment. I pray they find a treatment soon to improve the lives of those who are born.
No. No it is not "horrific". My brother with Down Syndrome has the use of all his limbs. He has his sight, his hearing, his other senses. He has his mind; he can read and write and work minor arithmetic, enough to make change and get by day to day. He's learning to hold down a menial job and it makes him happy.
Is it a life I envy? No! But it's not "horrific". He's happy, he's productive, he's a human being designed in God's image just as I am. He doesn't need treatment. It's not a fatal illness.
90% of children diagnosed with DS are killed in their mother's womb. 90%. That number is absolutely horrific. It also tells me that many people who claim to be pro life will commit murder when the chips are down.
Keep your pity for the children who are murdered, not the ones who survive.