CBS News is congratulating Iceland for its new policy of aborting Down Syndrome babies in order to eliminate them from the country and Patricia Heaton is furious!
She is not alone.
The most abominable use of abortion is when it is used to eliminate a baby because it is what some people think to be UNDESIRABLE. Iceland has just put that abomination in overdrive!
Heaton smacked CBS hard and fast: “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.”
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) August 15, 2017
The responses to the Heaton tweet were priceless, many from parents of beautiful Down Syndrome babies:
— Kerry Cruz (@CruzforChrist) August 15, 2017
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/NQHnQs2bDv
— Margaret Kalb (@mkkalb) August 15, 2017
Don’t tell me again about the moral imperative to denounce Nazis if you’re going to let this slide.
In Iceland, expectant mothers are given blood tests to determine if there’s a likelihood their baby will have Down Syndrome. If it looks that way, the mothers are informed that most abort under these circumstances.
Iceland is now to the point where almost 100 percent of mothers who are told their babies will probably have Down Syndrome go ahead and have said babies killed.
And CBS News is congratulating Iceland for this rousing success. It started with this triumphant sounding tweet:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 15, 2017
The story that CBS went on to do is the most horrific item I have ever seen come out of the MSM. Just read for yourself as they heap praise and accolades on Iceland for this abomination:
With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.
Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.
While the tests are optional, the government states that all expectant mothers must be informed about availability of screening tests, which reveal the likelihood of a child being born with Down syndrome. Around 80 to 85 percent of pregnant women choose to take the prenatal screening test, according to Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik.
“CBSN: On Assignment” headed to Iceland with CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano to investigate what’s factoring into the high termination rates.
Using an ultrasound, blood test and the mother’s age, the test, called the Combination Test, determines whether the fetus will have a chromosome abnormality, the most common of which results in Down syndrome. Children born with this genetic disorder have distinctive facial issues and a range of developmental issues. Many people born with Down syndrome can live full, healthy lives, with an average lifespan of around 60 years.
Other countries aren’t lagging too far behind in Down syndrome termination rates. According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent (1995-2011); in France it’s 77 percent (2015); and Denmark, 98 percent (2015). The law in Iceland permits abortion after 16 weeks if the fetus has a deformity — and Down syndrome is included in this category.
Quijano noted, “In America, I think some people would be confused about people calling this ‘our child,’ saying a prayer or saying goodbye or having a priest come in — because to them abortion is murder.”
Olafsdottir responded, “We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication… preventing suffering for the child and for the family. And I think that is more right than seeing it as a murder — that’s so black and white. Life isn’t black and white. Life is grey.”
Incredible! It goes back to the leftist view to sanitize the world of its problems. At issue here, is that children and adults with Down Syndrome are not a problem, they are a gift!
I have a young 19-year-old Down Syndrome friend named Taylor. He is one of the most precious friends that I have. If someone is not at church, Taylor is the first person to ask where they are. He is always the first to try to help someone. He has a big bright smile that is infectious and the world is a much better place because of him. He is good, kind and loving. He is a blessing from God, to me, to our church, and to the two wonderful parents that adopted him.
Shame on Iceland and Shame on CBS! Patricia Heaton, you rock!