This most important thing in society is discussion and debate. No one side in any argument has the right to shout the other side down. Opinions are important and opinions matter. Lets discuss things and be reasonable.
We received a prenatal diagosis of Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) for Mickell via a non-invasive prenatal blood test. We decided against doing the amniocenetisis due to the potential minmal risk to Mickell.
To be honest, yes we were shocked at the time of the diagnosis and it took some time to get our heads around it. There was never a question for us whether to proceed or not as we could not wait for Mickells arrival.
Whatever life was going to bring our way was fine, we would get on with it and do our best for our larger family and for Mickell. We have no regrets and would never change a thing.
However, we can understand that some people would feel differently and thats perfectly fine too. Yes somedays it is hard, sometimes its really hard but the good days outweigh those hard days 99 to 1.
Make you own choices based on whatever your ethical, moral, religious, medical or personal beliefs and cicumstances are at the time. But lets always be conscious of other peoples feelings and their unique situation, always remember we should treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.