My heart broke.
I looked at my little Matt sitting in front of me – yes he is developing differently from most, but he is still so full of life, vibrancy, love, joy… so full of LIFE. Kids with Down Syndrome also have the potential for a full life. My heart broke for all those little persons whose lives will now be terminated.
My heart broke for our society. I think we are a better people when we engage with those who have disabilities – it challenges the blind and selfish pursuit of success, materialism, and personal satisfaction at all costs. Matt and those who develop differently compel us to find our humanity, our compassion, and our goodness. I believe we will all be worse off by eliminating those with Down Syndrome and the like from our world.
Sometimes this world seems really upside down.