Genetic qualities can impact the shade of an infant’s eyes and hair, yet it can also affect the development of certain birth defect and genetic issues. Genetic screening is offered to every single pregnant lady, and it’s normally talked about amid the main pre-birth visit. This is important for people with disabilities in contemporary society because they can know ahead of time if their baby will come out with any kind of birth defect or if their baby will be normal. Much the same as knowing whether an infant will be a young lady or a young man, the advantage of knowing whether a baby will be conceived with Down Syndrome can enable the family to make arrangements ahead of time should they choose to proceed with the pregnancy or terminate the pregnancy or look for other options. Also, it is good to get prenatal testing so that you could know if the baby will have brain defect or spinal cord defect and you could prepare yourself for the coming of your baby if you are pro-life. “Diagnostic tests can actually detect many genetic conditions caused by defects in a gene or chromosome,” Carl Nierenber, Live Science Contributor, March 2018.)
We have so many new Medical Technologies now that women that want to get pregnant or who are pregnant could know just about anything they want to know about their unborn child. So, this medical technology is great. There also could be a downfall for these Prenatal Care test. The downfall is that the parents might get some bad news about the results of the test and now the parents of this unborn child will have to make some serious decisions really quick. The benefits of prenatal testing will disclose to you that your infant is very likely growing healthy and that means you can be at ease. If you go to prenatal care early on it will detect any defect that you can start treating early on even before you give birth. In chapter 2 they talk about Developmental Theory in the Context of Disability, birth to three years of age. When you give the services that these babies will need if they are born with any defect or disability it makes it easier to manage. These babies that come out with any defect can get the extra care and services early on. “In infancy, there may be increased contact with parents and other nurturers because of the increased needs (Affleck et al.,1985). Individuals with a disability have their own culture.
Does prenatal testing promote disability culture? Yes it does promote a disability culture. How? By knowing before- hand if your baby will have birth defect like Down syndrome. You knowing upfront lets you get educated enough about services that your baby will need. You have the right to keep any baby that will come out with defects but you will know off hand so you can enhance the newborns life. Ableism is discrimination of a person that carries any type of disability. How does prenatal testing relate to the concept of ableism? I think it goes to say that if and when a woman receives prenatal testing and they find something wrong with the fetus, the woman has a right to keep her baby and line up all kinds of services that she and the baby are going to need to get by in their life. No one should discriminate any woman who wants to give birth to a baby that is going to have Down syndrome or any other disability. Everyone has the right to live with or without a disability and the woman in which knows that she will be giving birth to a defected baby, can have the right to say, I am pro-life. “Fetuses with disabilities are at greatly increased risk of being considered expendable and aborted.”( Mackelprang and Salsgiver, 2009). Every woman has the right to keep her baby even if it comes out with a disability.
Models of Disability
Social Model is a way of seeing the world by a culture of disabled people. Prenatal Testing have in common with social model is, the freedom to be pro-life, to be able to have a right to conceive a child to be born even with a disability as down syndrome. I would have to say that if I was pregnant and during this pregnancy I find out that my baby will come out with down syndrome I would keep my baby and get ready to get educated in this culture. The Individuals with Disability Education Act-IDEA would be the one to benefit the kids that have down syndrome because they would require a special kind of education, school. These plans delineate the current level of education these kids will need. This policy ensures a person with down syndrome to benefit from education all the way till the person is 21 years old, financially as well. In the case of, for having a baby with down syndrome, in my opinion I would have had my baby also. Just because you found out that your baby had a defect does not mean that you have to abort it. You have time to prepare for the birth of your baby. I am a strong believer that your kids are your kids. They wind up teaching you things in your life than what you teach them. To have a child that is down syndrome is going to teach the parents how to love beyond. Teach the parents how to be patient. Reading the article made me feel happy that she kept her baby.
Happy that she will teach the society that we live today that they could be taught, and live a great life. They can also contribute to the community just like a non-disabled person. I also believe in Prenantal Testing because it will allow you to know the what if’s, and push forward with the results. I have a sister, (I am adopted and so was she), we were separated at birth but she was raised by a woman who is the mother of 12 down syndrome kids. They are all functional but one, but they would warm the hearts of anyone that walks into their home. My sister’s adoptive mother took all of them in at birth, so she has had them coming out the hospital. I will tell you this, they bring joy into their lives of my sister and her adoptive mother. They cook, clean, play ball, like to swim and go shopping.