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August 29, 2007

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I think that your characterization of this debate is patronizing. Disability activists have very legitimate concerns about this problem, we are not being "exploited" by abortion opponents when we voice those concerns. I think that this characterization of this debate as the fodder of those with whom you disagree is a typical mechanism used by abortion activists to avoid having on honest debate on this subject.

I think that your characterization of this debate is patronizing. Disability activists have very legitimate concerns about this problem, we are not being "exploited" by abortion opponents when we voice those concerns. I think that this characterization of this debate as the fodder of those with whom you disagree is a typical mechanism used by abortion activists to avoid having on honest debate on this subject.

I think that your characterization of this debate is patronizing. Disability activists have very legitimate concerns about this problem, we are not being "exploited" by abortion opponents when we voice those concerns. I think that this characterization of this debate as the fodder of those with whom you disagree is a typical mechanism used by abortion activists to avoid having on honest debate on this subject.

I have no idea how my previous comment got posted 3 times, but anyway, you also
mis-characterize offers from Down Syndrome parents and organizations to meet with parents who learn that their fetus has down syndrome. None of those entities have suggested that parents be "forced" to do this, and implying that they have is dishonest.

I have no idea how my previous comment got posted 3 times, but anyway, you also
mis-characterize offers from Down Syndrome parents and organizations to meet with parents who learn that their fetus has down syndrome. None of those entities have suggested that parents be "forced" to do this, and implying that they have is dishonest.

About your comment about the Hispanic-American Community continuing pregnancies even in the face of a Down Syndrome diagnosis. (As a side note, I can't speak for the rest of us, but I personally view the term "latino" or "latina" as derogatory). The reason that there is a high rate of continuation of the pregnancy there even after such a diagnosis is that roughly 75% of Hispanics on average (and up to 95% in some areas such as Spain or in South-American countries) are Catholic. And as you ought to know, Catholics are traditional pro-life supporters.

My other comment is this: You pretty blatantly classified Hispanic-Americans as either poor, short on resources, or single-parent families. Whether or not this is statistically true, I'd warn you to watch how you phrase something before you say it.

Good article all the same though. Gracias.

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