Skip to comments.More Parents Come Forward with a Wrongful Birth Suit, Would Have Aborted Their Daughter
Posted on 07/02/2012 6:38:15 AM PDT by rhema
While Ariel and Deborah Levy the parents who won a wrongful birth suit because their daughter has Down syndrome were surely not the first parents to file a we wish we could have aborted our living child suit, their case could certainly be considered the most notorious. It garnered nationwide attention. One of the things many pro-lifers worried about was that this would set a dangerous precedent.
Now another couple is making headlines. A judge has given the parents the OK to move forward with their wrongful birth suit. Like the Levys, if they had known their daughter was disabled, they would have aborted her.
When did parents start believing that children are acceptable only if they are perfect? Apparently, there are people who believe that if their child is somehow flawed, he or she doesnt deserve to live. Right now, these cases seem to be strictly about disabilities. But where is the line drawn? With prenatal testing becoming more and more advanced, what will happen when the baby has the wrong eye color? The wrong hair color? Babies are already aborted around the world for being born the wrong gender. What makes a certain babys life worth living, while another baby is deemed unfit for life?
One of the most abhorrent things about this case, and that of the Levys, is that the parents are asking to be paid off because they have to raise their child. How many parents demand millions to compensate them for the hassle of raising their son or their daughter? Whats worse is that doing so in such a public manner means that the affected children will surely find out about it when theyre older. Imagine finding out that your parents demanded millions of dollars because they werent able to kill you.
The idea that a child is worthy of life only if he or she is acceptable to the parents is sad and wrong. Part of being a parent is being willing to shoulder whatever burden is handed to you. What if the child is born perfectly healthy, but then is diagnosed with cancer? Is in a car accident and becomes paralyzed? By the logic behind these wrongful birth suits, the parents should be allowed to euthanize them then, because Heaven forbid they have to take care of a sick or disabled child. You dont decide to become a parent, but add in the caveat that the child is deserving of life only if they meet your criteria. Just because a person is disabled, it does not mean that he doesnt deserve to live, or that he isnt deserving of your unconditional love.
It is, frankly, disgusting that there are parents out there who could look at their child, say I would have aborted you, and then demand a payoff. And what is scary is that the more parents win these wrongful birth suits, the more other parents will be encouraged to do the same. Worse, the attitude that disabled = defective will be furthered, and that finding out your unborn child is disabled means that he or she should be aborted.
Life comes in many different shapes and forms, and all of it is precious. Just because a child has Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, or any other disability, it doesnt mean that she doesnt deserve to live.
Cassy Fiano is a blogger currently living in North Carolina with her husband, a United States Marine. They have a toddler named Ben, and are expecting their second child in June, a boy diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Cassy also writes for Pajamas Media, YouServed, and a local blog for moms called Mom Talk.
I see this as basically an argument in favor of infanticide. On that basis, it helps expose the truth of what abortion really is, and should horrify all right thinking people. Lawsuits like this should damage the “pro-choice” side.
These suits are raised not because the parents want their child dead - but because there is money to be made by claiming that they wish their child was dead.
Probably all John Edwards’ fault.
What’s next? Are they going to sue if it’s a girl?
Maybe someday, people will feel the same when they realize that they have to feed their child, clothe their child, educate their child and someday, they may have to bail them out of jail. Will they sue because they didn’t abort that child?
The more I hear, the less I feel bad about the wrath of God.
What’s next? It’s not what’s next it’s what is the last worst case scenario. Genocide. Exactly what the Jews are trying to prevent, right?
If you reject a gift that someone gave you, the giver will be very sad and then very angry. It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of an angry god..................
Were the Levys awarded the millions because medical staff failed to diagnose prenatal Down syndrome in the child?
I thought the tests for this condition are common and accurate.
I can see a time when parents can kill their child and call it “post birth abortion”.
They will be asked why didn’t they abort the pregnancy and why will say “or we just weren’t sure before but now we are”.
The left will applaud them for their courage.
And a time when the government will tax people into oblivion who dare to give life to a child with a disability
I often think that same thing.
not these two in particular it appears
I think most of us grew up thinking that America was on the side of good and right. What do we stand for now? Anything?
These parents are monsters. I’ll admit though that I didn’t read the whole article..it made me sick to do so.
The parents of one of these “parents” need to file a similar suit.
Wanna bet after their big pay off, they’ll give up parental rights and turn the child over to the state. Yee haw, big house, new car, vacation, some bling and not a care in the world! What a windfall! Easy money!!! /s
I’m filing a wrongful protection suit. I would have robbed Fort Knox if it wasn’t protected and that has cost me billions.
While I’m at it, I think I’ll file a wrongful marriage suit against John Travolta. I doubt there is a court in the land that won’t conclude Kelly would have been better off with me than with John.
I would like to file suit based on the premise that had we known what Obama would become, we would have all paid for his mother to have an abortion.
About $10 trillion in damages seems about right.
The correct term is Post-Natal Abortion.
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“I would like to file suit based on the premise that had we known what Obama would become, we would have all paid for his mother to have an abortion.
About $10 trillion in damages seems about right.”
Great minds think alike. I was just about to say the same.
This woman cannot have one maternal bone in her body.
I’m thinking of filing a wrong birth suit myself because I just know I was born to rich parents and not the poverty stricken people that claim me.
And yes, I would settle out of court for vast amounts of cash.
Remember, liberals aren’t “pro-death”. They’re “pro-choice”.
Yeah, I doubt they wish the kid was never born but they want free money.
that child will require special care all its life. Most if not all the time the money is set up as part of a trust to provide for the child. It does not have to be downs, there are other natal issues/diseases.
In some states there is actually a trust fund set up from a piece of malpractice proceeds to pay for just these types of misdiagnosis.
Charge both of them with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
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