I'm mad tonight, actually I am beyond mad and it is killing me not to have fowl language all across this screen. My sister called me this morning to tell me about Sarah Palin being chosen as Mcains running mate. I wasn't surprised at all, since this rumor had been rampant in my community boards for parents with children with down syndrome. But I knew the news was going to bring controversy, lots of it. First I was mad. I thought, why is this woman with a baby running for VP. After hours of thought, it hit me, that if she was a man I wouldn't think twice of it.
Then tonight many of my friends are angry, they are angry with ABC Charles Gibson. This is what a friend of mine posted on a board and.
After he confirmed Sarah Palin as Mcain's choice, he mentioned her yougest baby Trig. He said "She had a Down Syndrome Child, she and her husband Todd knew she was going to have a DS baby and chose to do so anyway...." WTH!? His tone wasn't so nice......So I'm guessing Charles Gibson is Anti Choice, why do I say Anti Choice?? Because like some (not all, mind you) so called Prochoice people I have ran into, when it comes to a woman KNOWING and HAVING a child with a disability, they believe that woman should of aborted that child . No offense, but no one is going to tell me what to do with my body. But yet there is this group of so-called Prochoice people, whom are pissed that I and the many other woman, who knew ahead of time that we would have a child with a disability, didn't abort. They don't think we deserved a choice. I have heard to my face, many times, "Why didn't you abort!" Only cow, I thought I had a CHOICE, and I made one!
Also Mr. Dear Charles Gibson, it is "a child with down syndrome" not "A down syndrome child". This child is a person, not an object. Your a professional, learn some people first language.
Now on to another rant with this all, it should not manner that this baby has a disability. Woopeedo, so far, the baby seems healthy, hasn't been in the hospitals, so what is the deal? Let's not throw disability into something where it does not belong. As far as her having a baby and running for VP, yes, I do see concerns there.....BUT, do any of your have concerns about Obama's child? He is running for president, and his wife would be very busy also. So are you concerned about his child? If the answer is "no" then you shouldn't be concered about Palin's.
If Palin were a man, none of these things would manner.
I'm temporary jumping off my soapbox, but after I calm down, I may make other changes in this post. I'm so angry that I can't think straight and the valium hasn't kicked in yet ;)