By Onan Coca
Abortion is an evil scourge that is among the most terrible of America’s national sins. In my mind, it is our most terrible crime. In the years since Roe v. Wade we have slaughtered an entire generation, legally murdering some 60 MILLION people during that time.
Throughout that time the people that have suffered most from this violence are poor, minorities, and the possibly disabled. Indeed, the dream of the racist eugenicists of the early 20th century is being played out in our decadent and evil society.
In recent days it has been those with Down Syndrome who have been the most affected by the plague of abortion. Around the planet the genetic disorder is being wiped out, not because we have “cured” the underlying cause of the syndrome… but because we have simply taken to murdering most of the children who have it. In Europe, 90%+ of those who are thought to have Downs Syndrome are aborted before they escape their mothers wombs. In the United States the number is nowhere near that high, but it is rising every year. The leftwing pro-abortion defenders argue that these people are a burden on society and have such a low quality of life that we are actually ‘doing them a favor’ by murdering them in the womb.
It’s monstrous, but out culture has embraced evil… so it’s not surprising.
Thankfully, there are people who are still fighting back. People like Frank Stephens, a man born with Down Syndrome who eloquently argues that his life is “worth living” and that by murdering those with Downs Syndrome our generation is damaging our future.
Please, watch and share his message, it’s the most important thing you’ll hear today:
Mr. Chairman and members of the committee,
Just so there is no confusion let me say that I am not a research scientist. However, no one knows more about life with Down Syndrome than I do. Whatever you learn today, please remember this: I am a man with Down Syndrome and my life is worth living.
Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down Syndrome. Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down Syndrome in the womb and those pregnancies will just be terminated.
It’s hard for me to sit here and say those words.
I completely understand that the people pushing this particular “final solution” are saying that people like me should not exist. That view is deeply prejudice by an outdated idea of life with Down Syndrome.
Seriously, I have a great life!
I have lectured at universities, acted in an award-winning film and an Emmy-winning TV show, and spoken to thousands of young people about the value of inclusion in making America great. I have been to the White House twice––and I didn’t have to jump the fence either time.
Seriously, I don’t feel I should have to justify my existence, but to those who question the value of people with Down Syndrome, I would make three points.
First, we are a medical gift to society, a blueprint for medical research into cancer, Alzheimers, and immune system diroders. Second, we are an unusually powerful source of happiness: a Harvard-based study has discovered that people with Down Syndrome, as well as their parents and siblings, are happier than society at large. Surely happiness is worth something? Finally, we are the canary in the eugenics coal mine. We are giving the world a chance to think about the ethics of choosing which humans get a chance at life. So we are helping to defeat cancer and Alzheimers and we make the world a happier place. Is there really no place for us in the world?
Is there really no place for us in the NIH budget?
On a deeply personal note, I cannot tell you how much it means to me that my extra chromosome might lead to the answer to Alzheimers. It’s likely that this thief will one day steal my memories, my very life, from me. This is very hard for me to say, but it has already begun to steal my mom from me. Please, think about all those people you love the way I love my mom. Help us make this difference, if not for me and my mom then for you and the ones you love. Fund this research. Let’s be America, not Iceland or Denmark. Let’s pursue answers, not “final solutions.” Let’s make our goal to be Alzheimer’s free, not Down Syndrome free. Thank you.
Republished with permission Constitution.com
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Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.