Australia may intervene in case of sick baby with Down syndrome left with surrogate mother

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  • HeidiGlynBarker Sugar City, ID
    Aug. 4, 2014 7:21 a.m.

    The correct way to refer to a person with Down syndrome is "person first." For example, "a child with Down syndrome," not "a Down syndrome child." Also, the correct spelling is Down, not Downs. This devastating story highlights a few things--the utter inhumanity of people who would throw away a child because of perceived defect and, at the same time, the goodness of people who recognize it. Who actually has the "defect" here? Obviously those poor, benighted biological parents--if you can call them that--who have rejected their child and deprived that little girl of her brother and left the woman who provided a service for them without pay and with a burden of care that she was not expecting. Disgusting.

  • Million Bluffdale, UT
    Aug. 4, 2014 6:38 a.m.

    The surrogate mother has taken the whole thing quite well. She acts like the mother in the Solomon story in the bible who was willing to give up the baby instead of having it killed. You can see why surrogate mothers and the arrangement for their services is banned in some places.