Good for Gerber. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Of the 140,000 families who entered their little ones in the contest to become the 2018 Gerber Baby, it was one-year-old Lucas Warren who was chosen. Once you see his adorable grin, you’ll see why.
But this little guy enjoys another honor. He’s the first child with Down syndrome to be named Gerber Baby since the contest began.
That’s a big deal, because in most western countries—including Iceland, France, and even here in the U.S.—the vast majority of children with Down syndrome are targeted for extinction through selective abortion. This is considered a good thing by many in the press, and especially the academy.
Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer has argued that parents should be allowed to kill children with disabilities like Down syndrome after they’re born!
Gerber’s choice sends a crucial message: Children with disabilities are just as valuable as anyone else, and they often bring love into their homes, communities, and churches that’s second-to-none. May Lucas be an ambassador, not just for Gerber, but for the joy that comes from welcoming all lives.