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Here we are, the topic that really inspired this whole series on parenting for me.
See, my wife and I have sat in the waiting rooms where people go when nature needs some help making babies. And there’s always these helpful pamphlets sitting around offering all kinds of “counseling.”
Counseling? Sounds helpful! Though I just can’t decipher what “genetic counseling” means. But it looks so promising. Look at those happy couples in the pamphlet with their perfect baby. And there are hundreds of tests that we can opt for, before and during pregnancy, which promise to help us make “informed” decisions.
And look at that, the pamphlet even promises that we can wipe out Down’s Syndrome, through the magic of science!
What prospective parent would choose to be uninformed? And what parent would choose for their kid to have Down’s Syndrome? It sounds so promising, but maybe in a George Orwell dystopian nightmare kind of way.
The pamphlets and tests and medical advice are so commonplace, I don’t really know what to do. So I asked for some help to sort things out.