“It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Donald Trump
Incidentally, my bestie had a boy with Down Syndrome. He died at age 5 because of a heart defect, and she had a breakdown. She says she would never abort a pregnancy, but she believes women should have the choice, regardless of their reason for doing so.
I can imagine the prospect of any child is daunting, let alone a special needs child, but to give a blanket indictment to all such children is just so wrong.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
There needs to be a great deal of humility involved in trying to either determine whether another person's life is worth living as well as what their prospects hold. Persons with Down Syndrome and many other disabilities have had the unfortunate experience of professionals (be they from the medical profession or the education profession) completely downplay their capabilities, and many have often proved them wrong. Is it like that for most? Not necessarily. Professionals can be right a decent chunk of the time. But does that still make them right about whether or not someone has the right to life and whether it was justifiable to write someone off in the womb, after birth, or in their first years? I have incredible doubts on the professional's prescience on both accounts. They aren't given that kind of authority on anyone else, but we kind of presume it's a-okay for people with disabilities.
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963