NOTE: YOU CAN PROBABLY SKIP THE VIDEOS AND STILL GET THE POINT
Every so often, I am reminded how much I love people with Down syndrome. Right after that, I am reminded that the abortion industry has a huge bullseye on these children in the womb. I spent 5 years as a special education teacher, and it was probably one of the most fun, yet stressful times of my life. I don’t know if you know anything about Tim Harris, but he owns his own restaurant, is a Special Olympian, and has Down syndrome. I have never met Tim, but his restaurant is on my bucket list…
Now, I want you to watch the next video of our current president addressing our Special Olympians and even hugging Tim…
After seeing this (it’s a year old, by the way), I can’t help but but come up with dozens of questions for our president and his pro-abortion stance.
Dear President Obama,
So there you were, addressing who knows how many Special Olympians and their families, with millions more watching at home. You stood at the podium and gave one of your typical speeches filled with jokes and charming smiles. You introduced a couple outstanding Special Olympians, bragging about their accomplishments and spoke about the impact the Special Olympics has had on the world. At one point, you asked for a hug from the great Tim Harris. Tim has Down syndrome and is known for his restaurant where he serves out hugs to anyone that wants one. Tim eagerly approached the stage, said, “I love you,” and the two of you shared a nice big hug. I believe that your words and the moment you shared with Tim were genuine. The joy he carries with him is infectious, and I can tell you caught a little bit of that joy after your hug. However, I can’t help but come up with a few questions for you…
There is no debating that you are a pro-choice/pro-abortion president. At one point you even said that the people at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers “are doing God’s work.” Throughout your political career, you are known for opposing any legislation that would limit access to abortion, including a bill that would protect babies that survive an abortion. It doesn’t take much research to know that you in no way oppose abortion. In fact, you love abortion.
Did you know that unborn babies with Down Syndrome are one of the most targeted groups of abortion? I have seen numbers as high as 90% of pre born children with Down syndrome are aborted. The crazy part to me is that the tests to decide if a child has Down Syndrome are’t even 100% accurate. I have heard story after story of women that were told their child would have Downs, just to find out the diagnosis was wrong. How did they find out the diagnosis was wrong? They carried that baby to term. Those women and families ignored their doctor’s encouragement to abort. Why? Because they knew it didn’t matter. They were going to love that child no matter what.
So here’s the deal. Imagine you are in the doctors office looking at the ultrasound monitor. The nurse is taking measurements and making notes. She tells you the sex of the child as you watch him/her squirm around. There is a lot of excitement in the air. Then, she seems to notice something that is a little off and calls the doctor in to take a look. You stare at the monitor waiting to hear what they have found. Imagine that doctor says to you, “Your baby probably has Down Syndrome.” In fact, imagine that baby is Tim.
Would you still be proud of Tim as you look at him on the monitor? Would you still love him in the womb as you did on that stage? Would you think about the impact he can make on others despite his so called disability? Would you look forward to all the giant hugs and “I love you’s” that typically come from a person with Down syndrome? Would you be able to hug the mother and tell her she can handle this, or would you tell her this will be too hard? Would all that charm and enthusiasm you showed on stage as you spoke so proudly of our Special Olympians still be present in that room as you looked at that baby on the monitor? Why is the young man hugging you on that stage any more valuable or worthy of love than any child resting inside their mother’s womb?
I don’t get it, Mr. President. I don’t get you. Why show so much admiration for these people because they are accomplishing so much, yet have no desire to protect them in the womb? I was a special education teacher for 5 years. In that time, I learned the positive impact these children have on so many others. I learned about serving others. I shared in the joys of young men and women reaching miles stones that you and I probably take for granted. There were also moments of sorrow when students got sick or passed away. But in those moments of sorrow, I saw communities come together in support of the family and people whose lives were touched by that child. I have always looked back fondly on those moments, even the tough ones. The number one thing I learned is there should be more of these shining examples of courage, innocence, and joy walking the earth. They deserve our love, they deserve our respect, and they deserve our protection in the womb.