March 21, 2017

Iceland’s president supports World Down Syndrome Day — then does THIS to solve “problem”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day - chosen because it represents the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome. 

The day is meant to celebrate the unique value, human dignity and inherent worth of people who have Down Syndrome. People show their support for diversity and support for those with Down Syndrome by wearing mismatched socks and posting them online.

It’s a fun little campaign. It’s sort of cute in an online slacktivism way, but it’s not harmful.

Cue the progressive hypocrisy.

Icelandic President, Gudni Jóhannnesson, posted a picture of himself sporting mismatched socks, claiming to show his support for those people who have Down Syndrome in his country.

How cute and silly, right?

Sure, except for the fact that Jóhannnesson’s country, under his guidance is committing a genocide against babies diagnosed with Down syndrome before they are born.

President Jóhannnesson’s government has solved the Down Syndrome “problem” in his country through an aggressive program of prenatal screening and abortion. In Iceland, every single baby, 100% of all those diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, are aborted. There hasn’t been a baby with Down’s Syndrome born in Iceland in the past five years.

I guess the mismatched socks are supposed to help us forget that Iceland uses public health programs to exterminate people before they’re born with a genetic disorder.

This is what progressivism brings us, it’s modern day eugenics explained away as women’s rights. It’s the kind of eugenics that Hitler used, and the father of modern medicare, Tommy Douglas, supported.

Luckily those two never wrapped their evil up in a women’s march and a knit pussy hat.

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commented 2017-03-23 21:04:22 -0400
Space Moose, Indoctrinated in to what? Acceptance of flaw? Evolution on the communal level? Nuance of history? Family values? Liberty?
commented 2017-03-23 18:49:32 -0400
My, my, what a bunch of cold-hearted misanthropes. But that is the result of the secularism of the left. They presume to take the place of God and decide who is fit to live and who isn’t. I’d hate to be a child of one of these guys. I’d be living in fear of a disability befalling me. I’d have to sleep with one eye open and a club under my pillow to defend myself against their tender mercies. Cruel to be kind, I guess.
commented 2017-03-23 02:13:15 -0400
Space Moose; I’m sure these"mentally retarded individuals" know how you feel the moment you enter a room and are relieved when you exit.
commented 2017-03-23 01:58:28 -0400
The fact that you need to refer to mentaly retarded individuals as gifts from god only goes to show how indoctrinated you are. A disability is not a gift. It is a horrendous thing on the cripple and society. If you need to remind us that retards teach us compassion, then there is something supremely delusional about you.
commented 2017-03-22 14:38:25 -0400
KEN HANSON….So you are saying that Joey Moss should have been aborted???
commented 2017-03-22 14:12:24 -0400
I support Iceland’s initiative completely and wish it was the same here. In this case eugenics is absolutely appropriate.
commented 2017-03-22 13:46:31 -0400
I’ve never met a Downs kid I didn’t like. It’s hard to be grouchy around them.
commented 2017-03-22 12:31:25 -0400
@ron JOSEPH….Maybe in certain situations where doctors or science were certain that a situation was such that what you indicated in your last post was absolute, this could be looked at. I just fear a very slippery slope when humans start picking who should live and who should die in the case of the unborn. Thanks for your clarification Ron, and like I said, I rarely disagree with your postings.
commented 2017-03-22 12:18:29 -0400
Because I am late to the fray, Drew Wakariuk beat me to the punch, but I agree with him fully. If you were ever fortunate enough to watch Joey Moss work the Oiler’s dressing room, help out with the Edmonton Eskimos, belt out the national anthem with pride and far more patriotism than most, you would have to think long and hard if there would have been justification to abort this gift of God in the womb. We are all creatures of GOD and just because some people seem to think they have the right to choose whether or not an unborn child is allowed to live or not seems rather pretentious and somewhat supremicist. Who knows what medical discoveries could come along to help these people and others with various problems. Of all the children aborted over the years how many Stephen Hawkings and the like have we thrown in the trash bucket. I know one thing for sure, in my eyes the world is a much better place with the likes of Joey Moss.

I generally agree with Phillip Tessier, Ron Joseph and even Space Cadet sometimes, but on this one I draw the line.

Abortion = Infanticide = Murder
commented 2017-03-22 12:03:32 -0400
To my critics—-Perhaps I didn’t describe the fetes situation properly. I meant no brain, no hope of ever being able to learn anything including talking, counting, eating or going to the washroom on their own.
I have no respect for these women-girls wanting to follow through with this situation which takes billions out of our Health Care System. Six months before, these females couldn’t make a decision whether to bring their green purse or the blue purse when they went out; now they are supposed to make a multi-million dollar decision with our money. Then the child turns 18 and it is 200lbs, mom & dad can’t change the dippers anymore, they lose all control. Then they drop it off at a Hospital, never to see it again. Now it is 100% our problem, more millions of our health-care money. This just happened 4 months ago in central Canada. Also, do you think the child enjoys life?
I read the Bible, and I never remember Jesus talking to, or about a Severely mentally retarded person.
commented 2017-03-22 09:12:03 -0400
Sorry. Not sure how Space Moose became Space Hose. But if you’re a Canadian….
commented 2017-03-22 09:11:23 -0400
I had a cousin with Down’s and a young friend at church with Down’s. They are wonderful , loving, compassionate, fun people. They love life and help everyone around love it too. If you want to feel loved then spend some time with someone with Down’s. I don’t see where they are burdening society in any way (And even if they were, so what). We either support all life or we support none. There is no middle ground. A fiscal conservative ends up being a socialist with better math skills but just as self-absorbed at the end of the day. Or as the former Pope said, “The Culture of Death”.
commented 2017-03-22 09:05:34 -0400
Space hose, you are also infected with CBC-ism. You are so compassionate that you will kill someone “whether they want it or not”. IF this is the voice of conservatism we are in worse shape than I thought. What if you become disabled i some way. Should Big Brother make the same decision for you whether you want it or not. I’ve never believed that the “Slippery Slope” is a logical fallacy. You are certainly on one.
commented 2017-03-22 08:57:28 -0400
RON JOSEPH commented 10 hours ago
“I will be more sympathetic than Philip by saying if the 8 month check-up shows the fetes brain not developing -automatic abortion, whether mom wants it or not. It takes millions to take care of a severely retarded child-person. By taking care of it and many others, we are killing normal children as the money comes out of the same budget. Therefore there isn’t enough money to help children that can get well by a certain operation etc.”

So. Ron, I see the CBC and the socialist world view has infected you, too. You are one step away from having anyone who isn’t “productive” euthanized “whether they wan tit or not.” That is what they did in Germany and that was before the rise of Hitler.

Script warns us that “The love of money is a root of all sorts of evil”. Your plan would certainly fall under that banner.
commented 2017-03-22 04:53:01 -0400
Down’s Syndrome people have an unsung, but important place in history, and in all society’s. In Europe they often worked as court jesters; their mockery of the upper class was considered “divinely inspired”. First Nations communities have a history of viewing them the same way.

Religion or no religion, Downs people are proven to teach compassion and parenting to there siblings and relatives. (there have been studies on this). The systematic removal of them from the human population, for the sake of “efficiency”, will be damaging. Who’s next?
commented 2017-03-22 02:25:32 -0400
I agree with Iceland on this one. They are absolutely right to abort the intellectually disabled. I would not curse anybody to being disabled, and our tax dollars are being saved with each abortion.

Sometimes abortion makes sense.
commented 2017-03-22 01:30:59 -0400
Well maybe we can isolate the gene that causes socialism and abort them as well. They have far less worth to society than a person with Down Syndrome.
commented 2017-03-22 01:29:43 -0400
I have encountered people with down syndrome that function quite well, heck i would have taken Joey Moss’s job with the Oilers if i could have.
commented 2017-03-22 00:59:29 -0400
Ron Joseph: Have you considered emigrating to China? You’d fit right in there, where they systematically kill unborn children “whether mom wants it or not.” Your barbaric, bean-counter attitude has no place among civilized people.
commented 2017-03-21 23:22:35 -0400
I will be more sympathetic than Philip by saying if the 8 month check-up shows the fetes brain not developing -automatic abortion, whether mom wants it or not. It takes millions to take care of a severely retarded child-person. By taking care of it and many others, we are killing normal children as the money comes out of the same budget. Therefore there isn’t enough money to help children that can get well by a certain operation etc..
commented 2017-03-21 21:49:07 -0400
Elton Braun, Thank you for posting your comments.
commented 2017-03-21 21:26:39 -0400
Well here’s a tongue-in-cheek perspective for you: Iceland is protecting these children from their own parents. After their 2003 “spanking ban”, the risk is too great that their parent might discipline them.

The surest way to protect children from any possible future harm is to abort them before said harm could possibly arise. U.N. take heed! Another feather in your “depopulation agenda” hat.

(As a disclaimer, consequences should never be used on a child whose mental capacity would not allow them to benefit from it – and FYI, did you know? Canadian Law states this explicitly).

I had to say this because the world is turning extremist in many ways – Iceland’s zero-tolerance on birthing Downs children is just one good example. I actually agree with ELTON BRAUN below, because in fact, I have personal experience with one particular Downs adults, who outlived all predictions of her demise, and who is truly a remarkable person despite her obvious affliction.
commented 2017-03-21 21:14:23 -0400
PHILIP TESSIER, so because two people or one for that matter claims the title ‘parent’ and wishes to murder their child, you are OK with that.
I don’t know about the people in your circle or the people that you claim to know, but the many real parents that I know and have known all my lengthy life would never ever think about murdering their own child no matter what. In fact they would look forward to loving that child and treating that child as someone very special.
In short, I feel sorry for you and people like you, that can justify murder.
commented 2017-03-21 20:40:07 -0400
Crosswalk.com
Statistics Show Those with Down Syndrome are Happiest People Alive
Veronica Neffinger
Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day, a day to celebrate the lives of these special people. According to a recent article on John Piper’s Desiring God website, those with Down Syndrome are some of the happiest people alive.

Ninety-nine percent of those surveyed said that they are happy with their lives. Additionally 97 percent answered affirmatively when asked, “Do you like who you are?” Another 99 percent agreed with the statement “Do you love your family?”

No other group of people approaches this high level of satisfaction and happiness in their lives.

Writing for Desiring God, John Knight notes that these statistics reveal a misconception many people have about Down Syndrome and those living with it. Many of us tend to think people living with Down Syndrome would be much less happy, but these statistics show we are wrong.

World Down Syndrome Day is a day to remember and celebrate those whose lives may be different than our own, but just as worthy of attention. It is also a day to dispel myths about Down Syndrome

Knight also notes that caring for and understanding people with Down Syndrome is a great opportunity for the church to be the hands and feet of Christ.

“Next time you hear that Down syndrome is part of the package of a child coming into a family, or you see a young person or adult with Down syndrome coming to your church, don’t stereotype into categories of “tragedy” or otherwise,” he writes. “Rather, pray for wisdom, go introduce yourself to an inherently valuable person (or her parents), and see what God might be pleased to do for them through you — and for you through them.”

Photo courtesy: Thinkstockphotos.com

Publication date: March 20, 20
commented 2017-03-21 20:01:55 -0400
Hitler was a National Socialist. Douglas was a ‘Democratic’ Socialist. Hmmm…what is the common denominator?
commented 2017-03-21 19:58:07 -0400
If we would have done this in Canada for the last 40 years we would not have any Liberals or SJW’s.
commented 2017-03-21 19:47:45 -0400
I have zero problem aborting down syndrome babies. I am against abortion in general but for this, at the parents wish, I am willing to look the other way.
commented 2017-03-21 19:33:49 -0400
Abortion is murder.
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