I'm sorry but this is so biased. Please show a video after this one of a forty year old women with down syndrome who has no family, is a luekemia patient ( because people with Ds are ten times as likely to get it) , has heart problems and is looking for love but can't understand why she's alone in life. THAT'S the reality and it's pretty scary. Kids are cute and everyone wants to cheer them on and help but adults aren't cute. Will it be scary if she can't read or write as an adult???
Agree: Sofia is beautiful. So are all Downs Syndrome children just like her who are daily aborted by frightened parents (often with physician encouragement) for no other reason than their difference. Does ABC report on that? In Iceland almost 100% of Downs Syndrome babies are killed in the womb. In the Netherlands, monsters like Marcel Zuijderland publicly write that women have an "Ethical duty to abort when the fetus is seriously disabled," and the Dutch gov't plies women with fearmongering informations about potential financial costs of care if they don't abort. Fines for 'choosing' to let disabled children live have even been discussed.
We all need to think carefully, and clearly, and honestly. Slippery slopes are real. The line between 'abortion' and 'eugenics' has never been so clear as some might like to think. And it has cascading effects on the rest of society.
We need to soberly re-examine the fundamental principles underlying the recent experiment of legalizing child-killing (abortion) in the West, and what it would actually mean to be a fully loving and dignity-affirming society for all human beings. And I'd hypothesize that showing true love to women and children at the same time probably *doesn't* mean perpetuating social systems where we encourage men to have uncommitted sex with multiple women who they pressure into contraception/abortion to reduce the beautiful sacrament of sexual union into a mere rubbing of nerve endings, at the externalized expense of pressuring women (often left in desperate or materially insecure, and certainly socially insecure circumstances) to kill their own children. Abortion has never been a 'good'.
Faces like Sofia's (rarely seen in Iceland these days, since they've mistaken the extermination of children for the extermination of the condition borne by these children) are one of the many windows into this truth-- and there are so many windows, or facets, into this truth. Love is life. Love is self-giving. Love is not death; love is not other-taking. Love sacrifices its own convenience to care for others: love does not sacrifice others to attend to its own convenience. And if we're not empowering and enabling ourselves as women to act with love (including for our own children), then we're denying ourselves a fundamental aspect of our human dignity. Abortion has always been wrong. Abortion kills so many children like Sofia (and so many more). Abortion harms women, children, and society. And we need to talk about it.
I was just called by my doctor that I have a 1:85 chance of having a child with down syndrome. Although it won't change a thing whether he does or not. This video is beautiful and I truley believe God only chooses the right couple to give a child with DS a chance at life, a beautiful life. ❤ Thank you for sharing this video it made me smile so much.
My friend is my friend has Down syndrome I don't care what anybody looks like I will be there friend forever and you're beautiful just the way you are not let anybody believe you and I'm not supposed to be on this account my dad's but I should do this for you cuz you're just a really smart girl and beautiful and I think I love you I hope you could be part of your family my family you should be my friend what's your address I want I want your phone number some people are mean but they don't know what's on the inside or outside of you 😘😍
How cute is she , wow The parents did an amazing job raising her she is confidence and articulate at only 7 that is crazy.. Im now 25 and always thought of adopting one day when a little older and wiser. This makes me happy to see..
Earlier today someone who lives with me refused to watch a couple of short videos advocating for disabled kids because they made him uncomfortable. He said he wouldn't want to see something like kids "suffering" with Down syndrome. But, I wanted him to watch so he would know he is wrong. Irony.
Kudos to you, Sophia, and everyone who made this video possible.
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