Skip to comments.Slate writer: I would have aborted my son if I had known of his disability
Posted on 03/01/2012 2:44:38 PM PST by NYer
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Godless generation !
Wouldn’t it have been smarter for the mother and father to have been tested for Tay-Sachs markers before pro-creating?
“Theres this thing called genetic counseling, Ms. Rapp.”
I am a single marker carrier for Tay-Sachs —— as are a large number of Askenazi Jewish people.
I was screened early and it is a matter of open and frank discussion that two carriers don’t marry.
What a beautiful child. I couldn’t read much of the story because it’s difficult to read when I’m crying. I will say this, that I can only imagine how painful it must be for this woman to see her child suffer. She is wrong, but I feel very sorry for her and her son. I hope that she can find God and in so doing, find peace and acceptance.
I challenge her to look him in the eyes and tell him that instead of “confessing” to a sympathetic liberal rag.
I should have read the other posts. I just suggested that it would have been smarter for the parents to have been tested for Tay-Sachs markers before making the decision to pro-create.
This woman just refuses to take responsibility for her own decisions.
My daughter’s best friend has a daughter with the same condition as Santorum’s daughter. This little girl is the light of their lives. Don’t get me wrong, it has been a long road but she’s the sweetest, most loving child and all of her siblings pitch in to guide her progress. She has made incredible progress and who knows what lies ahead. The fact is that this family has put this precious child at the center of their lives, says a lot. By the way, there was no clue that she would be born with a problem. Mom is a nurse practitioner and had no clue til birth.
“I just suggested that it would have been smarter for the parents to have been tested for Tay-Sachs markers before making the decision to pro-create. This woman just refuses to take responsibility for her own decisions.”
Correct. I don’t know a single person of Ashkenazi Jewish decent who doesn’t know their Tay-Sachs carrier status.
The fact that TWO irresponsible idiots procreated is THEIR fault, not the fault of the innocent child.
What a beautiful picture of a mother and child.
I have two sets of neighbors who have children with severe disabilities, and none of the four parents would, as far as I know, prefer that their children had been killed either in the womb or at birth. I have very strong reasons to believe that all four love their children and cherish the opportunity to be parents to such wonderful blessings from God. No doubt, they would have preferred healthy children, but they are happy with the wonderful children they do have. My wife and I have one child with a moderate disability (significant enough that everyone notices the first time they see my child, but it’s not completely disabling). I have never even thought about such horrible things as this woman openly says about her own child. Once again, liberals disgust me.
This is what happens with the absence of God in people’s lives.
That comment will haunt her. Her son will find out.
Have the gates of Hell just been thrown wide open in the last few days, or what? Every filthy, vile, loathsome, disgusting act imaginable is being promoted without shame or hesitation in the public forum. First those guys in Australia who support “post-birth” abortion as ethical, then that slut from Georgetown Law demanding subsidized debauchery, and now this.
How long, oh Lord, how long?
There is something a little exploitative about what she's doing here. Some parading of her talents and emotions and opinions and anger with a long resume of her credentials affixed (Go here, for example)-- a public display of things most of us would want to keep private.
But I suspect she has some ambivalence about what she should do and how she should feel and a lot of things are going through her mind now. She felt like this at the time and couldn't resist writing about it and sending it in to be published. How she'll feel about it tomorrow or the next day, I couldn't say.
I’m wondering why these pro-abortion folks decide that their mothers should have aborted them and perform a postpartum abortion on themselves.
If she would just kill herself, then she wouldn’t have see her son suffer.
She had genetic counselling. It missed the rare form of Tay-Sachs she carries according to the story.
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