Skip to comments.Handicapped Kids...Better Off Dead (Mom & Dad wish baby was dead)
Posted on 09/23/2011 10:09:35 PM PDT by This Just In
eptember 23, 2011
Handicapped Kids...Better Off Dead
By Peter Heck
For those of us committed to the fight of saving Western Civilization from collapse, stories like the one that recently emerged from West Palm Beach, Florida are not reassuring. It seems that Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana, the parents of a young disabled boy named Bryan Santana, have received a $4.5-million court victory over a doctor and ultrasound technician they accused of malpractice.
What makes this story uniquely disturbing is the alleged offense of the two medical professionals. According to the Palm Beach Post, "[the parents] claimed they would have never have brought Bryan into the world had they known about his horrific disabilities ... the West Palm Beach couple said they would have terminated the pregnancy." In other words, since Bryan was born with only one limb, his life isn't worth as much as it would be if he had all of them. Therefore, the doctor and ultrasound tech are responsible for Bryan being alive rather than in a trash bin, and so they should have to pay for him.
The $4.5-million decision is half of what the parents requested, allegedly to help pay for Bryan's lifetime medical costs. That two individuals could be so shameless as to even publicly attach their names to a lawsuit of this nature, that our court system would even hear such a case, and that a jury of citizens would disgracefully reward the plaintiffs with anything but a callous lecture on their own moral degeneracy amount to a shocking commentary on how far our culture has fallen in terms of its respect for the value of human life.
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They did not have to keep the baby. They could have put him up for adoption. What monsters.
I work with kids who’ve been abused and/or neglected and/or have criminal backgrounds, and I read this with growing horror at these parents. Their attitude is definitely going to impact their kid negatively, and the fact that they are not shy about exhibiting it shows the real problem I have with our Oprah Culture (which I talk about a lot, with good reason). If they were confronted they would no doubt respond with “I have a right to express myself, who are you to try to shut me up, I’m just saying what I really feel!”
They would have made competent Romulans (who do not let their “defective” children live).
So...he’s stuck in a wheelchair and ‘useless’, huh?
How’d that work out for Stephen Hawkings?
On the other hand there is this:
An amusement park built especially for children of various special needs.
The culture of fascism is alive and well. You see, the master race will evolve by letting these babies die?Have we heard it before...will Obama Care allow such babies to live under health care rationing? Why not have the gene pool all black? They have a superior genome according to Rev. Wright...
READ! READ! READ!
$4.5 million? This isn’t a “better off dead” story, this is a “better off rich” story. They saw their opportunity for some cha-ching and went for it.
Prayers for Bryan, as with parents like his, he’ll need them. As an aside, who can blame people for not wanting to go into medicine with lawsuits like this?
a terrible judgement awaits these people.
Just as Terri Schiavo’s husband wanted the money, so do the baby’s parents.
I’m going to stop here and not read this thread. I like this place and don’t want to say what is on my mind right now. I don’t want to respond beyond this.
Bingo my friend
If you got the US govt, trial lawyers and con artists out of the healthcare business, health costs would drop like and rock and doctors would actually make more money.
but they have to live in fear of creepy people likes these trying to ruin their lives.
Well they say they would have aborted him, but to me it’s just another example of a get rich quick scheme using the courts with the lawyers including the defense padding the jury with the micro-IQs and splittng the take while everyones health care costs go up even more. Bush wanted tort reform for this kind of garbage but of course the Dunce-o-crats rejected it. It would interfere with enriching their potential Vice Presidents.
I used to be pro-choice. After I held Eric in my arms and fell in love with him, my heart flipped in the complete opposite direction.
If I were on that jury, I would not have given them a dime. I would have ordered CPS to take that sweet angel away from them.
God gave me my son. We would deal with whatever came our way. If it meant working two jobs each and living out of a box, so be it. I loved him already and was ready to fight for him.
Thankfully, he was perfect.
That doesn't mean he's going to stay that way. NO ONE has a guarantee that we will live our lives perfectly content and physically intact. What do we do with our loved ones then? Late late late term abortion?
I'm with you, Salamander. This little boy is not useless, the PARENTS are.
What about the JURY? I can’t believe it sided with this arrogant, selfish couple.
I agree with your sentiments. I hope your family is strengthened by your knowing your nephew in his short life. Looks like in your case at least, he made a big impact on the world while he was here.
>> Howd that work out for Stephen Hawkings?
That’s kind of Hitleresque
If they did not want their baby, they should have adopted him out at birth. Many people adopt handicapped children and would have loved to care for this child and give him the love he deserves.
Child Services should take this child from them, they have stated they did not want him and wish they could have murdered him. Doesn’t that mean they are a danger to him? Child Services should get the child removed, terminate their rights- adopt the baby out and then tell them they have no standing to sue. No need for money to care for the child.
These people are sick and have no business with any child. If they had a child that had no issues at birth and ended up with issues later would they want to get rid of that child too? I bet so.
That didn’t make any sense the way I typed it...I was just so angry. I know they have already won their case...should have went the way I posted to begin with and now should be overturned and done that way.
And it's obvious that this court is not only completely ignorant of the U.S. Constitution, which requires equal protection for every innocent life, they also have no idea what the Florida constitution says either:
SECTION 2. Basic rights.All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law. No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
"We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was 'legal' and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was 'illegal.'"
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Even amonster isn’t this callous
Actually, most ancient peoples of the classical world, with only a few exceptions, routinely practiced infanticide. The unique thing about the Spartans was that the decision was made by a committee of the State. In all other countries the decision was made by the head of the house.
The two exceptions I’m aware of were the Egyptians and the Jews. Historians and travel writers of the time routinely commented on these nations’ extremely odd customs. “They raise all their children. How very peculiar!”
You gotta admit a severely handicapped child is indeed highly inconvenient.
BTW, it is not a lie that inconvenient children can be legally killed. That is the law as it presently stands.
The lie is that this law is morally correct.
My Son & DIL were told when she was about 6 months pregnant, that the child was most definitely going to be born defective, and there was a chance for a still born birth. When my son finally told me about it, I went hysterical, feeling for my Son and his wife and soon to be 4th grandchild. When I asked what they were going to do, my son told me it was in Gods hands and however it turned out, so be it. If the child was stillborn, RIP, If he was defective, in any way, they would raise him just as they raised the other 3. Well God Bless, because I have a healthy 2 year old grandson. God Bless my Son & DIL, for having the courage to go with this choice. I raised my son Catholic and to believe all life was sacred, because it is!
You are judged by your actions.
Well a defective baby can never have a meaningful life... /S
Actually, I think it’s up to the creativity of the parents to make the most of what God gives them. Like the story of the talents...
As far as the potential of a baby born with one limb, check out this inspirational video....
You are all that’s good and true about “motherhood”.
Given that my mom -still- keeps saying her ‘real kid’ was stolen by gypsies at the hospital, I’m not so sure she’d have kept me, had she known beforehand.
[let’s just say I’m the “peacock in the family hen house”, shall we?]...;)
Some parents love “societal uniformity and perfection”; others cherish the unique idiosyncrasies of their kids.
Bless you for being of the latter type, knowing full well there are no guarantees.
You have wonder how somebody so smart could, in that case, be so stupid.
Exempting his “Carl Sagan Syndrome”, he’s a miracle.
Over the years, I have met a number of people born with "defects" including missing fingers, limbs, and so forth. The vast majority adapted very well (they never knew what it was like to be "normal" so simply used what they had) and lived lives very little different from those born fully intact.
When one of my sons was a baby, he got sick and we took him to the ER. The ER doctor on duty, who pretty much saved his life, had no thumbs. I've been very thankful, ever since, that no one decided his life was "useless!"
I feel for the poor child in this story. IMO, his real "handicap" is having parents who look at him and see a burden- or dollar signs- and not potential.
The parents contracted the heath professionals. The professionals were supposed to let the parents know if there was something wrong with the baby.
There was...and the health professionals FAILED in their contractual duties to notify the parents of such and were sued for their negligence.
Don't get me wrong. I think the parents are beyond reprehensible, but what they would have done had they known of the child's disability was NOT the basis for the lawsuit, it was the background for the petition to the court.
Thank you for sharing this video, It was great.
It’s state sanctioned murder, first and foremost, because lawmakers “legalized” the killing of the unborn.
The mother and father would never have been able to file a lawsuit if it were not for the “legalization” of murder.