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An Ode to Life!

For every 800 births, one is diagnosed with Down Syndrome in women of ages 30-34. What is curiously shocking is that there are hardly any Down Syndrome births today!

Child with Downs Syndrome

(MADRID) - Sarah Palin did not separate from Trig Paxson, her Down Syndrome diagnosed son, during the entire US Election Campaign. She would kiss him and stare at him with pride, knowing that the results of the election would directly affect their future.

The desire of preventing the birth of human beings diagnosed with genetic disabilities is leading to the progressive employment of “prenatal reports”. If the report turns out unfavorable, an abortion for many is a “solution”. Such a case is presented by The Guardian. The Anglo-Saxon newspaper spread the word on the results of a scientific research study carried out by Cambridge University. The study examined the conduct of 235 teenagers during a period of 8 years starting from their pregnancy.

Some people may perceive that the option to conduct an abortion supports a woman’s independence and freedom of choice. Others may ask if society is using prenatal reports as inquiry tools to prevent the birth of physically and mentally handicapped human beings.

What are the values that are at stake during a pre-birth genetic analysis? Such values are: respect towards human existence (individual and collective), but most of all respect towards the disabled.

However wounding the question may be, we must ask ourselves: has humanity pushed itself towards searching for the annihilation of minority mortal groups, such as individuals with Down Syndrome, or those who suffer from physical and neurological disorders?

For every 800 births, one is diagnosed with Down Syndrome in women of ages 30-34. What is curiously shocking is that there are hardly any Down Syndrome births today! This may be due to the fact that these cases are “taken care of” by abortions.

“My mother turned to the doctor during her second month of pregnancy. She was ordered to interrupt her pregnancy; however, she went against the doctor’s order. Seven months later, I was born. Today, 1824, at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna, I debut my ninth symphony: my personal anthem for the joy of living, Ode to Joy”, stated Beethoven. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez-Moretti)


Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer Roselló, a prestigious Spanish advertising character, presents a fascinating personal and professional career fully devoted to the world of communication in its varied dimensions. He earned a PhD in Information Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, BA in Advertising from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona Master in Marketing from the School of Marketing Studies in Madrid.

He has been Associate Professor of Business Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Navarra and a contributor to the Madrid daily ABC. He also spent several years teaching, both in the Official School of Advertising as the School of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1985 he was awarded the Gold Master, granted by the Senior Management Forum and AMPE Prize 1996 to the "long and brilliant career advertising."

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COLLI June 28, 2011 10:01 am (Pacific time)

Who are they who are so vain as to think to establish what perfection is? Who are they who are so in tune with the universe that they know which innocent lives should be taken and which should be spared? Those who fit these categories raise your hands . . . and then join the ranks of the heartless, the disabled, the inhuman, and the only true monsters.

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