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    Do The Jolie-Pitt Twins Have Downs Syndrome?

    I see this over and over again, granted on tabloid magazine covers and such....
    but to me it looks like Vivienne has downs...I don't see it so much in Knox....
    I am not calling Star Magazine out here, have seen this on many but I saw this at Publix again today:
    http://celebs.***********/viewArticle...81474979014145

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    Impossible to tell just from a bad photo on a magazine cover. Angelina and Brad have never spoken to the public to say either way. Considering how involved Angelina is in children's causes, I'd imagine she would have let the world know if either of her children had down's syndrome.

    I do wish these mags would leave children alone. There's no good reason to put them on the cover like this.

    ETA: Not to say anyone should be ashamed of having a mental disability. But, really, magazines shouldn't print this kind of stuff unless they hear it directly from the parents and get an okay to do so.

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    I have seen those reports and the child does look like she could have it in some photos but that just may be how she looks. I tend to think not because they have enough money to have excellent prenatal care and downs syndrome is usually detected before birth. There is a blood test that is routinely done that can show if there is a possiblity and then an anmio is done to confirm it. It is not something that would go undiagnosed like the supposed nanny is suggesting. If there is something wrong with any of their children I am positive they would know it.

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    Amniocentesis would not be routine but may be elected if the mother is 40+ or at-risk.

    Not sure when the test can be conducted in this day & age; but back when, an expectant mother had to wait until the 4th or 5th month. At that point, abortion by infusion would be an option, not the D&C type...

    Anyway, even IF a mother gets test results which suggest a child may be born with Down's Syndrome or other conditions, she may well elect to go ahead with the pregnancy.

    This story (and others out there too?) appear to be the same kind of carpolla we are served-up every day anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shana View Post
    Amniocentesis would not be routine but may be elected if the mother is 40+ or at-risk.

    Not sure when the test can be conducted in this day & age; but back when, an expectant mother had to wait until the 4th or 5th month. At that point, abortion by infusion would be an option, not the D&C type...

    Anyway, even IF a mother gets test results which suggest a child may be born with Down's Syndrome or other conditions, she may well elect to go ahead with the pregnancy.

    This story (and others out there too?) appear to be the same kind of carpolla we are served-up every day anymore.
    Shana, I agree with ya! Even tho Amnio is often done, it is still an elected procedure. At 32 I chose not to have it done. What was I gonna do if if came back positive - not a darn thing? I love my child no matter what. Anyway, he wasn't born with DS, and I don't believe the twins were either.

    AJ is such an advocate, she would have been all over this if her children were born with DS. That's MO anyway.

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    There is just no way to tell if a child has DS, based on a couple of long-lens images like this mag is publishing. On top of that, how gutter of that mag to think they have the right to delve into the medical privacy of a child/children just because mom & dad are celebrities. The article serves one purpose and one purpose only: to create gossip for profit, at the expense of the Jolie-Pitt children.

    *gets off of my soapbox*

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    if there is indeed a 'nanny' as the source, I hope she never gets hired again b/c someone who truly cared about the kids would not go blabbing to the tabloids regardless of how she felt she was treated by her employer

    the twins are beautiful.

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    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/01...e-twins-japan/

    Check out these photos taken 2 years ago, they sure don't look like either twin has Downs Syndrome. There are newer pix floating around that show the same.

    Star magazine needs to change it's name, it's gone from reaching for the Stars to digging thru the Trash. MOO.

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    The twins don't look quite right to me.

    Angelina hasn't looked healthy in years either, I hope she was eating nutritious food when she was pregnant. I have heard she is a functioning heroin user.

    Hopefully they are all okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singers View Post
    The twins don't look quite right to me.

    Angelina hasn't looked healthy in years either, I hope she was eating nutritious food when she was pregnant. I have heard she is a functioning heroin user.

    Hopefully they are all okay.
    MOO that heroin user rumor came from where...wait for it....STAR magazine. It was on the cover a few weeks back.

    How dare they. They had absolutely no proof, and only showed some very dark blurry photos from when AJ was in her teens, maybe early 20's.

    ICK!

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    they're beautiful babies, downs syndrome or not. shame on that "nanny." perhaps they're trying to pull back from the spotlight altogether, and that is why their twins haven't been seen much. they're babies for goodness sake, leave them be tabloids!

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    I read AJ's unauthorized bio by Andrew Morton. It showed some earlier pics of AJ and I've seen some younger pics of BP.....they have those kind of features that appear a little mongoloid when they are young. The eyes being almond, the face being round, the lips and mouth appearing protruded. Not all beautiful people started out that way! Sometimes the most ackward of features on a child turn into stunning features as an adult - thus the ugly duckling turning into a swan (come on, we've all gone to a high school reunion where the plain janes show up as knock-outs and the hot chicks are fat) The children were born sickly by admission, but I would expect the Jolie-Pitts to embrace their children if they were born with Downs or some other defect. They are the posterboard family for acceptance.........so for now I'm with mgardner......Star Mag is sensationalizing for now and using little babies to get headlines for their publication. If it proves true that the babies have Downs, its still an ugly thing to do, to put it all over the news like that. Class up.....

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    I'm going to add that two of my grandchildren were born looking very similar....because I have almond eyes, a round face and big lips......as did my daughter......so maybe I am seeing things through my almond eyes......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gma Kat View Post
    I'm going to add that two of my grandchildren were born looking very similar....because I have almond eyes, a round face and big lips......as did my daughter......so maybe I am seeing things through my almond eyes......
    Gma Kat - My DGBaby gets that same look when she is sleepy - my daughter even commented on it recently. The photos "TRASH" magazine chose to use on their cover are very poor quality - undoubtedly picked to further their assumption and sell magazines. Because all the good photos of these children makes them clearly "average" (ie not DS) looking. Even if these babies do have Downs or some other syndrome - it surely isn't the magazines job to make such an announcement!

    I wish people would stop buying the rags and certainly stop commenting on their trashy websites.

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    These kids clearly do NOT have Down's Syndrome, a syndrome which is immediately detectable at birth. With respect, IMO this is silly.

    Vivienne on her second b-day.




    Knox on his second b-day:




    Several other pictures showing the children interact with mom on balcony can be seen here: http://www.okmagazine.com/2010/03/vi...enice-balcony/

    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ANNAME%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-9.png[/IMG]



    This looks to be a picture of Vivienne from the same day as the Star magazine picture:

    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."

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