07 November, 2006

This is Nuts

Read this.

It is absolutely appalling. We could prevent abortion by killing babies.

If this were policy, my niece would've been on the chopping block. She was severely brain-damaged at birth. But, 1 and 1/2 years later, she is talking, crawling, cruising the furniture, and leading a happy existence with her happy family. So, if the theory is that we should wait and see how they develop, then kill them, where does it stop?

The first few years of life is when a lot of the brain cells we end up with are made. There is no way to tell what kinds of fetal or neo-natal brain damage will heal. So, should we just make it to where we can wait until they are three, and then decide?

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