“When it comes to people with disabilities, Christians need to rethink what it means to be ‘fearfully and wonderfully made.’”

"Williams syndrome is a 'spontaneous' deletion of about 25 genes occurring at conception on the long arm of the seventh chromosome. Researching it brought up phrases such as physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, speech delays, fine-motor issues, visual-spatial problems... and the list went on." - AiG

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This was a painful but insightful read. An excerpt...

Every one of us is suffering from 6,000 years of the curse. In fact, which one of us would say that we have a completely perfect body and mind? Our problems may not be as apparent as Kieran’s, but we have them just the same. And we were all knit together carefully and with great purpose—in all our physical imperfections—by the same good, kind, loving Creator for his purposes.

To put it another way, how many mutations—or which specific mutations—separate the “normal” people from those with “disorders”? If, as pro-life people, we’re not prepared to say that God created and fashioned each and every person, at what point do we say, “Yes, you manifest the handiwork of God, but you don’t”?