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Down syndrome curb on abortions advances

I will also say this. I have a family member with a DS teenager now. Her husband left her because it was just too much. She’s a teacher, barely makes ends meet. Almost no one will date her and when they find out about her child they always leave. She looks worn down and wasted away. She loves her child but she would do it differently of she could. She has no real life. Except babysitter.
Our gov should simply not force someone to live like this. And while there are good heart warming stories about DS people and families, the majority have a hell of a life.
If I were you I guess now would be the time I would blame you for my cousins terrible life. But I won’t. It was her decision. HER decision.

March 21, 2019 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Down syndrome curb on abortions advances

Hi SeanJohn - maybe u should actually read my post instead of flying off the handle. I said someone shouldn’t be forced by their government to have a disabled child if they do not want one. A child that needs almost constant, daily care for 70 years. And hundreds of thousands of dollars of care.
Personally, I don’t know if I would have the child or not, but our Gov should not force someone.
Your saying the Gov should force someone to have a disabled child. That’s your opinion. And a legit one at that. Unfortunately, republicans that push these bills are also the first ones that cut funds for just these kinds of kids and families.
NowIf Republicans were always marching in the streets about raising more money to help disabled children and for adoption that would be one thing, but of course they aren’t. So the SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS of the right rings hollow.
I’ve walked and raised money for the DS. They are lovely people. But the gov shouldn’t force a person to live their life in poverty by forcing the pregnancy on them.
That’s my only point.

March 21, 2019 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill to change symbolism of Arkansas flag fails again; proposals to redesignate star not dead, 2 say

I think we should keep all the statues up but just put a plack that says “this great General was a Traitor to the US and killed many Americans to keep black people enslaved...”
Something like that. Then we can remember the “History” of these people. Because apparently we are burning all of our books and movies related to these people and there is no other way to learn their history - if not for the statue or star.

March 21, 2019 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Down syndrome curb on abortions advances

What people also don’t think about is those with DS outlive their parents, placing a huge stress on state and federal resources (something the GOP isnt big on helping out). While these are lovely people, forcing a parent or family to basically live in poverty the rest of their life, is a decision to be made by the family. Not the gov.

March 21, 2019 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Down syndrome curb on abortions advances

GOP=Big Gov.

March 21, 2019 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag fails again

Maybe that’s why the “confederates” like Trump so much. Each were, and are, Traitors of our Union.

March 20, 2019 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas House passes bill that would require schools to offer class on Bible if students request it

Republicans are ruining “their” religion.
If Conservative Christians were smart, they would tell the Repubs to get the hell off of their religion - as their conservatism today reflects very little of Jesus’ teachings. Just saying ur a Christian doesn’t make it so.
Party+religion=ruins both.

March 20, 2019 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas House OKs bill requiring schools offer Bible course

“Requires” that’s insane, and yes, unamerican.
Teach a course on all religions. That I would support. Christians don’t want that because they know most who learn about all religions are less likely to believe in orginaized religion. You learn they are either all right, or all wrong. But all made up.

March 19, 2019 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Anti-Semitic messages, Nazi imagery defile Jewish cemetery

We do know white nationalist, who don’t like Jews, loves Trump.

March 19, 2019 at 8:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GM talks demanded by Trump

Trump is a disgrace. The worst possible way to handle such a situation.
He’ll turn it into another Carrier deal. For you Fox viewers...that deal turned out bad for the workers and great for the company.

March 19, 2019 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )