Monday, January 4, 2010

Not Good Enough to Live

A friend said to me, a while ago now, something that stuck with me. She works with Down Syndrome kids.

She said that when they hear about the tests done, and abortions of Down Syndrome babies, they ask why the world wants to get rid of them?

Hearing that broke my heart.

I have a cousin who has Down Syndrome. I haven’t seen her since we were kids but she was fun to play with then, and now she’s higher functioning than a lot of the “normal” kids I grew-up with. Our recent Olympic Touch bearer has Down Syndrome.

Genetic cleansing is it? What's wrong with us?

They're human beings. We're all human beings. Not defective products to be returned if you're not 100% satisfied. Not sacrifices to be made to the gods of progress and finance.

We know beyond all doubt that the body dies. But with the soul it's a matter of faith; how much energy do we put toward growing it and how often do we put it at risk? Is it becoming plastic, too?

We don't care. And we won't until it's us that the world doesn't want anymore. Until we're the ones who are considered not good enough to live.

Copyright © Colin Frizzell 2009. All rights reserved.


  1. Thank you. I saw your profile, and for you to say so means a great deal.