Saturday, May 1, 2010

Silent Eugenics, Again

A hideous story out of Italy this past week has once again brought to light the disturbing but nonetheless widely-held notion that disabled children have no intrinsic right to life. Kurt Kondrich, a tireless advocate for the rights of disabled children, has written a powerful response to the tragedy in Italy.
"A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly a day later. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled."
(Ironically, as it turns out, the only "disability" the child was expected to have was a cleft lip and palate, both easily correctable conditions.)

You can read Kurt's full article at the link below: