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Australian couple 'leave [their] disabled baby with Thai surrogate'
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 8/1/14

Posted on 08/01/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Well-wishers on Friday had raised nearly $100,000 for a baby reportedly left with his surrogate Thai mother after his Australian parents discovered he had Down's Syndrome and returned home with his healthy twin sister.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: downsyndrome; moralabsolutes; prolife; trisomy21
May G-d have mercy on the souls of these so-called "parents."
1 posted on 08/01/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Morgana; narses; Mrs. Don-o

Of possible interest.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 12:35:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

omg.

WOW.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 12:37:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Slings and Arrows

what kind of couple?


4 posted on 08/01/2014 12:38:35 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: gaijin

Well said.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 12:38:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Chickensoup

One man, one woman, no souls.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 12:39:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In the West, 90% of Downs babies are aborted.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 12:41:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lets be fair. Many people give up their downs babies. That is why that there is downs adoption sites. Years ago I volunteered in a state facility and many people left their downs kids there. a number of people do not want developmentally delayed kids.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

this is nothing new.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
None of my kids are Downs Syndrome but I did had a good deal of contact with Downs Syndrome adults at the hospital where I worked (our hospital didn't have a pediatrics service so we didn't see any afflicted kids).Although all of the ones I had contact with were at least somewhat ill...if not very ill...I found them to be gentle people with sweet dispositions.Almost childlike,in fact.

Yes,having a Downs Syndrome child could,I'm sure,be a challenge but given their basic nature I'll bet that the rewards could easily outweigh the challenges.

10 posted on 08/01/2014 12:42:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Chickensoup

Maybe real Christians should set up large facilities to take care of a lot of kids, sort of like orphanages use to be?


11 posted on 08/01/2014 12:43:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, at least they paid for somebody to care for him.

Generally now most children like that are aborted after amniocentisis, so at least he got to live.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 12:50:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: GeronL

Maybe real Christians should set up large facilities to take care of a lot of kids, sort of like orphanages use to be

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Most orphanages were Christian in the Western world. The government got involved and most closed. There are still orphanages in third world countries, many run by Christians.

Most Downs babies make a good income for the “professional” adopting parents. Downs babies come with quite the chunk of monies and supports from the government.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 12:50:35 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

maybe there should be more like this couple who wanted to adopt a down syndrome child

ck this out
http://www.christianpost.com/buzzvine/couple-prays-to-adopt-baby-with-down-syndrome-watch-them-meet-their-beautiful-new-daughter-video-118714/#!


14 posted on 08/01/2014 12:56:58 PM PDT by aimee5291
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To: aimee5291

Most Downs babies make a good income for the “professional” adopting parents. Downs babies come with quite the chunk of monies and supports from the government.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 1:04:33 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I know.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 1:05:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Chickensoup
Lets be fair. Many people give up their downs babies. That is why that there is downs adoption sites. Years ago I volunteered in a state facility and many people left their downs kids there. a number of people do not want developmentally delayed kids.

And they could have done so rather than simply abandoning the child.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 1:06:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not that these [CENSORED]s will ever know.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 1:06:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And they could have done so rather than simply abandoning the child.

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I don’t deny that. I guess they didn’t want to deal. They can walk away from the problem legally, which they cannot do here.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 1:07:37 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And they could have done so rather than simply abandoning the child.

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Actually the more I think of it, they probably have to do some sort of adoption arabesque to get the babies into the country and cannot un-adopt a child they bring in. I bet that is part of the issue. They would then risk losing the other child. The courts frown on people who adopt then break the adoption.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 1:17:06 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That’s what I think too


21 posted on 08/01/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can’t wait until they explain it to the daughter when she’s older. “We thought we wanted your brother but he is not perfect so we changed our minds.” What if the child they kept isn’t perfect? Delays don’t always show up immediately after birth, and illness or accident can change everything instantly at any time. May God have mercy on them that their hearts soften and they welcome their son.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: informavoracious

The saddest thing is, that not all Downs syndrome victims are retarded at all, and many are borderline and function very well. I went to college with a student who had Down’s Syndrome. She was very intelligent and graduated with a degree in accounting.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 2:57:49 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: Slings and Arrows

If enough money is contributed, the Thai lady can get out of the womb-rental business and be a full-time mom to the little boy. Happy outcome all around.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 3:32:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: erkelly

One of my friends has a daughter with Down’s. Well, several do, but this particular girl, I thought she had cerebral palsy or another physical disability, because she’s so competent mentally. She even participates in science competitions, although not at her age/grade level.

It wouldn’t surprise me at all if she could eventually earn a college degree.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s not a doll that can be returned to the store.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 6:47:06 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Chickensoup

I’d rather them give them up for adoption that murder them in abortion.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 6:49:08 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I’d rather them give them up for adoption that murder them in abortion

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I agree. Many don’t


28 posted on 08/01/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Morgana

I know. :(


29 posted on 08/01/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Little detail that seems to have slipped few news sources: The Surrogate mother was diagnosed bearing fraternal twins and that the second twin (the boy) had Down's Syndrome. The Australian couple wanted neither twins nor Down's Syndrome child, so they asked the surrogate to abort the boy. The Surrogate refused this request on religious grounds.

To put this very coldly, the surrogate bears the responsibility.
30 posted on 08/02/2014 2:33:22 AM PDT by MirrorField (Just an opinion from atheist, minarchist and small-l libertarian.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That’s true for the most part. I have seen several tragic cases where very elderly parents were getting assaulted by their now middle aged Downs children who had violent tempers and could not be controlled. It was a heartbreaking situation. The “ kids” eventually ended up in group homes.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 2:47:15 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: MirrorField

There’s no problem a casual murder can’t solve.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 2:55:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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