By Tom Quiner
My nephew, Danny, has an extra chromosome.
He has a condition known as Downs Syndrome. He has survived heart surgeries and leukemia, which are more common with Downs children than the general population.
To compensate for the physical and mental afflictions associated with Downs, God has given these children an extra chromosome, known as the “love chromosome.”
Danny is the happiest guy I know. It seems to be a common trait among those with Downs.
If you watch the video above of a girl named Julie, who also carries the Love Chromosome, she boldly asserts that “she loves her life.”
You know what? Danny loves his life. I would go so far as to say that he loves his life more than about anyone else I know.
It seems we “normal” folks have much to learn from people who carry the Love Chromosome within them. Have you ever wondered if maybe they are the normal ones? Maybe we’re supposed to be that happy. Maybe that’s how God wants us to be.
Speaking of God, you should see and hear Danny pray. All I can say is, “O my God.” I am not using the Lord’s name in vain, here. I am saying, “O my God, help me to pray like Danny.”
Danny loves God, and everyone in the church knows it. He is a role model for anyone embarked on a faith journey.
What is it about these kids? They love themselves. They love their life. They love anyone they come in contact with. They love God.
They’re all about spreading love.
And yet we kill them.
Depending on the study, we kill about 87 to 95 out of every one-hundred children who carry the Love Chromosome before they ever have a chance to be born and spread their love to the world.
Let’s call this Downs genocide. We’re wiping out an entire group of people whose greatest gift is to spread love.
If you believe there is a Devil, you know he is laughing in delight at our foolishness, our ignorance, our self-centeredness.
I’ve seen what it takes to raise a child with Downs. It’s not easy. And yet I’ve never heard a parent with a Downs child say it wasn’t worth it. Well, maybe there are two such parents. I’m thinking of the couple in Oregon who sued and a won a lawsuit as reported in the Lifesite News:
“An Oregon couple has won $3 million from a hospital because doctors there didn’t diagnose their daughter’s Down syndrome in the womb, making the couple miss their opportunity to have her killed by abortion.”
Since this is a political blog, I must make a political statement. People with the Love Chromosome are dying because one party, the Democratic Party, allow them to be killed via abortion. Where are the pro life Democrats? I know you’re out there. Please, we need you to speak up and help to pass pro life legislation to protect the future Dannys and Julies.
As I recounted in a previous post, I recently had coffee with a pro abortion advocate. The discussion drifted to the gay marriage debate. She suggested that people with same-sex desires are born that way.
We don’t know if that is true. But suppose it were. Suppose science identified a “gay gene.”
Suppose a parent didn’t want a gay child.
Suppose they aborted him or her for that reason.
Suppose 95 out of a 100 people carrying the Gay Gene were being aborted.
Would there be an outcry from Democrats? I suspect there would be.
You can see the dilemma when human life becomes disposable. Why is it okay to terminate people with the Happy Chromosome but not those with the Gay Gene?
I have a simple answer. All life is essential. All life should be protected.
The world needs more life, not less.
I join Julie and Danny’s chorus: ” I love my life.”