Many of my friends and readers have disabilities- a good friend has a 22 year old Down's son and another adopted two Down's boys. I am pro-life. Anyone who knows me knows me knows this about me. One day I posted a question about abortion to my friends and I received a most amazing email from a lady who had a son early in life. The letter said, "If I had known my son would have Down's Syndrome, I would have aborted him. I am so glad I didn't know because he is now my best friend." This lady to some seemed foolish to 'give up her life' for her son, but she was greatly rewarded by his love, and loyalty. I've met this young man. He is full of life. He finds humor in everything, and loves to dance and play video games. He is no different than my own son, except he has some medical issues that my son does not have.
I want people to be able to talk openly and freely about disabilities and not to feel awkward about it. Yes, we may ask the wrong question, and maybe offend someone, but it is better to ask questions then wonder in silence and carry stereotypes that are just that- simply a stereotype. You may have no physical disability, but if you are unable to act naturally around someone with a legally acknowledged disability, doesn't that make you emotionally disabled?
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