Charm, kindness, and God’s grace

Sebastien writes:

By some fluke I happened to be reading through your website and although I have posted only once, I felt a small glow of pride to see my rare comment quoted by another commenter:

The most important non-physical qualities a woman can have are charm and kindness. These qualities are non existent in feminists and pretty much disappeared in 30 year old women with a busload of previous sexual partners.

The commenter then adds:

I think this advice from my father says essentially the same thing: “Marry a woman with whom you would feel comfortable raising a child with Down syndrome.” Not that it’s going to happen, but the qualities needed for such a difficult scenario are the ones you want regardless.

We have a Down’s Syndrome boy of five who has all the charm, kindness, and charisma of his mother. While some may believe that having a Down’s Syndrome child is a “difficult scenario,” in every case we know of, it’s a very satisyingly joyful cross to bear. Liberals, with their miserable mindset, can never grasp God’s grace which flows quite naturally and easily from doing the right thing and following natural law.
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LA writes:

I might have added “amazing synchronicity” to the title of this entry. Sebastien, as he told us, had previously posted just once at VFR. He then revisited the site and saw that his past comment had been quoted by another reader. That same reader then proceeded to make a point about children with Down’s syndrome, and it just so happens that Sebastien and his wife have a child with Down’s syndrome.

March 7

Gintas writes:

Did you know that the number of Down’s Syndrome children is now very low? Thanks to prenatal “identifying the (Down’s Syndrome) children for termination” testing.

Abortion rates

A 2002 literature review of elective abortion rates found that 91–93% of pregnancies in the United Kingdom and Europe with a diagnosis of Down syndrome were terminated.[56] Data from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register in the United Kingdom indicates that from 1989 to following prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome has remained constant at around 92%.

In the United States a number of studies have examined the abortion rate of fetuses with Down syndrome. Three studies estimated the termination rates at 95%, 98%, and 87% respectively.

On a better note, here is a fine essay about a feminist who changed (not entirely, she just can’t go all the way) because she had a child with Down’s Syndrome, by Stephen Talbott (who writes now for The New Atlantis); his style is very Kalbian (he’s Jim Kalb on science and technology, without overt religion):

It’s more than a book review of Expecting Adam, a book written by a feminist at Harvard, who against all her peers and training and indoctrination, knowingly has a child with Down’s Syndrome. The book also gives a glimpse into the upper reaches of our ruling elite at Harvard—steel-hard, ruthless, merciless, inhuman technocrat.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 06, 2012 09:38 AM | Send

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