Monday, March 1, 2010

Worth a look

Hope you find these of interest—I did!

The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word.

There's no such thing as the perfect child is an essay in the Globe and Mail by Edmonton writer Sue Robins, a mother we feature as a trailblazer in the upcoming issue of BLOOM. Here, Sue talks about troubling parent attitudes toward her son with Down syndrome and about one particular mom who asks why she didn't have prenatal genetic testing.

Bioethicist Arthur Caplan of the University of Pennsylvania raises important questions about a recent study that shows a significant decline in the birth of children with genetic conditions in the U.S.