Saturday 23 June 2018

Sarah Caden: A refusal to discuss Down syndrome is the greatest disrespect

If we fail to talk about it in the repeal debate, we will do people with Down syndrome a disservice, writes Sarah Caden

"If we fail to talk about it in the repeal debate, we will do people with Down syndrome a disservice" Photo: Getty Images

Sarah Caden

At a certain point in the last seven-and-a-half years, I decided to stop answering the question: "Did you know before she was born?"

Some people asked it innocently, merely wondering if it had been a shock when my daughter was born with Down syndrome.

With others, however, I knew it was pointed.

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