The Shabbaton has been sponsored since its initiation by Karin and Joel Katz
 Aristotle accepts this idea as well in Politics 7:17 “Deformed offspring should not be reared.”
 Martin Luther, "Historia von einem Wechselkinde zu Dessau," Sämmtliche Werke, vol. 60 (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag von Heyder & Zimmer, 1854), pp. 39-40. Translation at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/gerchange.html
 Michtav M’Eliyahu, Kuntres HaChesed
 Rav Dessler argues this is why the love of a parent for a child is the most profound type of love.
 “The Truth About Down Syndrome” By Jamie Edgin and Fabian Fernandez, Aug. 28, 2014