Deserve To Live?

Yesterday, Noah’s Dad said someone commented to him saying, “with modern medicine there are really no good reasons to bring a person with debilitating chromosomal abnormalities (like your son) into the world.”

I thought I’d share a few reasons why they should:












I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have a good enough reason to deserve life. And I’ve never met anyone with “disabilities” who didn’t brighten someone’s life. Have you?

I got this last pic from IDSC for Life’s Facebook Page.




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14 Responses to Deserve To Live?

  1. Shanna says:

    Love it!!!! I am boggleded how some people think. We aren’t talking faulty parts in a system, we are talking about living beings. I guess that is what happens when you take God out of the picture. If you don’t believe God is the author of life then you don’t care about snuffing it out if it isn’t just they way you want it. Especially because tiny little fetus (is it feti for plural? lol) can’t show you how much you are hurting them when you do it. So sad, but I am glad for the choice you’ve made. He gives me joy just even on facebook, I can only imagine the joy he gives you in real life!

  2. Shanna says:

    boggleded??? I mean boggled.

  3. Mom says:

    This attitude is the result of the legalization of abortion on demand. We were told back in the 1970s abortions would only be done in the case of rape or incest or to save the mother’s life, and there would be no slippery slope. Even as a high-schooler I knew that was a lie. And now, you see the resulting attitude shift diminishing the value of life.

  4. Jenn O says:

    Maybe modern medicine should focus on a way to rid the world of ignorance and uncompassionate people…

  5. Noah's Dad says:

    Love this! Thanks for all you guys do. It’s an honor being on the saem team as you. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Noah’s Dad! I can’t believe I don’t know your real name to thank you with, but thank you for all you do to get a positive message out there about our kiddos!

  6. Josh Todd says:

    All I know is, my life has been enriched by having Levi in ways I would never have been able to predict or comprehend. He is a joy every single day and the thought of not having him for ANY reason, especially one so closed-minded and selfish, makes my heart heavy. I feel sorry for people that think like the commenter on Noah’s Dad’s post.

  7. Denise says:

    I read that post from Noah’s dad and I was so sad. I cried. I told Rick I was so glad we (the Ds community) are so happy to have him, his wife, and Noah to represent!! They are an amazing couple and I know the person who really feels that why must have a truly sucky life! Love your handsome fellows!

    • Amanda says:

      I know what you mean Denise. I have read comments from people like that before and it always breaks my heart, not just for my son but for that hateful cold person too.

      We really are lucky to have such an amazing community.

  8. Andrea says:

    This post made me weep! Thanks for sharing it, Amanda! Levi is such a joy and as Tobin says “Levi is my favorite baby”. As someone who has lost a son with down syndrome let me just say that I can’t think of a single reason that would have made me decide not to choose life for him. Love you, love your boys!

    • Amanda says:

      Aw Andrea, you are such a beautiful woman, inside and out. Thank you for sharing your story with me and thank you for loving my boys like you do. We love your family dearly too!

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