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Bristol Palin: Don't Abort Down Syndrome Babies

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In her latest blog post, Bristol Palin mourns the fetuses that are aborted because they have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

In the United States, would you believe ninety-two percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted before they get a chance to take a breath? When I hear this statistic, it makes me want to burst into tears. I can’t imagine a world without Trig -- he is the best brother! (Okay, you’re not too bad either, Track!)

It’s crazy how in love with Trig we all are. When Tripp is acting up -- which he does often! -- I sometimes joke with my mom.

“Hey, want to trade kids?” I laugh.

Sarah Palin gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, in April 2008, and Bristol welcomed son Tripp that December. The Palins released a statement after Trig's birth indicating that they knew the child would have Down Syndrome because of prenatal testing -- something Rick Santorum has condemned as a tool for "culling the ranks of the disabled."

“Trig is beautiful and already adored by us," the statement read. "We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”

In her blog post, Bristol says that her little brother is "cooler than people with fewer chromosomes" and declares, "I’d have a Down syndrome baby in a heartbeat." She concludes by urging Occupy Wall Street protestors to abandon their cause and start protesting the abortion rate associated with Down Syndrome.

Bristol's conservative views don't always play well in the blogosphere. Monday she shared some reactions to a blog post she wrote criticizing President Obama's gay marriage announcement.

"You all, including your son, deserve a slow, painful and miserable death," one commenter wrote. "Your backwards thinking is so sad because the world is moving forward and you will certainly be left behind. May death be upon you."

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