Coffee Spills

What I hear and see and think about at the coffee shops I patronize.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Have you noticed their disappearance?

There was a nice looking, well dressed young man with good manners seated with his mother at the coffee shop this morning. She was quite tall, and he was rather short. He has Down Syndrome which occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. Such a little thing. Such a tiny error. Right now, "prevention" means aborting about 92% of these little ones who did nothing wrong. Many are born to older mothers, but because fertility is higher among younger women, most are born to women under 35, although "born" may not be the right word. Even though many Down children grow up to be caring adults who have jobs, friends, and active, useful lives, the goal seems to be wipe them off the planet.

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