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IDSC Welcomes Bridget Brown

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:02pm

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The IDSC would like you to meet our newest board member.  Self advocate Bridget Brown has joined the IDSC to help us get the word out there that all life is precious.  Bridget has already been working tirelessly to promote the dignity and respect for all life.  Many are taking notice of her message, and helping her to spread it.  
Bridget also wrote a letter to the editor of the Washington Post.  We would like to share that with you.

 Dear Editor

 

I am a young woman with Down Syndrome. I am so sad to hear about all the babies with Down Syndrome who are aborted.

  I am so grateful that I was not aborted because I have a full and wonderful life!

The world needs to know that I do not “suffer” from Down Syndrome. I believe in the sacred dignity of ALL people. AND Most people I know with disabilities have full and productive lives.

I learned about what Hitler did during the Holocaust. He killed many people because he did not think they had the right to live. 

He learned how to kill by killing people with disabilities first.  My heart broke when I learned about this at the Holocaust museum.

It seems to me we are doing the same thing to children with disabilities today in our country.

  I think this is like genocide – the systematic killing of a whole people or nation.

I wonder why we think Hitler was so horrible when we are doing the same thing he did?

My heart breaks again when I think that I might be the last generation of people with Down Syndrome. The world will never again benefit from our gifts.

Even though I am discouraged – I will continue to hold hope for people with disabilities. And I will continue to pray for all the people who think we don’t have the right to live.   

 

Thank you,

  Bridget Brown

 

Bridget Brown

Self advocate   - www.butterfliesforchange.org

 

 

The IDSC is proud to have Bridget join us in our efforts to promote the dignity and respect for ALL life!

bridget-circle21
The IDSC would like you to meet our newest board member.  Self advocate Bridget Brown has joined the IDSC to help us get the word out there that all life is precious.  Bridget has already been working tirelessly to promote the dignity and respect for all life.  Many are taking notice of her message, and helping her to spread it.  
Bridget also wrote a letter to the editor of the Washington Post.  We would like to share that with you.

 Dear Editor

 

I am a young woman with Down Syndrome. I am so sad to hear about all the babies with Down Syndrome who are aborted.

  I am so grateful that I was not aborted because I have a full and wonderful life!

The world needs to know that I do not “suffer” from Down Syndrome. I believe in the sacred dignity of ALL people. AND Most people I know with disabilities have full and productive lives.

I learned about what Hitler did during the Holocaust. He killed many people because he did not think they had the right to live. 

He learned how to kill by killing people with disabilities first.  My heart broke when I learned about this at the Holocaust museum.

It seems to me we are doing the same thing to children with disabilities today in our country.

  I think this is like genocide – the systematic killing of a whole people or nation.

I wonder why we think Hitler was so horrible when we are doing the same thing he did?

My heart breaks again when I think that I might be the last generation of people with Down Syndrome. The world will never again benefit from our gifts.

Even though I am discouraged – I will continue to hold hope for people with disabilities. And I will continue to pray for all the people who think we don’t have the right to live.   

 

Thank you,

  Bridget Brown

 

Bridget Brown

Self advocate   - www.butterfliesforchange.org

 

 

The IDSC is proud to have Bridget join us in our efforts to promote the dignity and respect for ALL life!

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