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Reflections on the 4.5 Million Dollar Child they Wanted to Abort

Posted this at the LFL-WI blog.

This is the sort of story that really gets under my skin.  A Florida couple won a lawsuit against her doctors, asserting that they failed to discover that their child would be born disabled (no arms and one leg).  The woman testified that she would have definitely aborted the child if they had that information.

“They went from the heights of joyous expectations to the depths of despair,” their attorney Robert Bergin told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday.

It is a sham to think that the timing makes any difference.  My wife continue reading...

Thomas Sowell’s Fatal Trajectory and Horvath’s End Times Ponderings

Thomas Powell’s recent article at Townhall called “A Fatal Trajectory” was featured on Rush Limbaugh today.  When I got home I found some friends talking about it, too.  I thought Powell’s piece hit the nail on the proverbial head.

Here is a quote I want to comment briefly on:

Ultimately, it all comes down to who is willing to die and who is not.

How did we get to this point? It was no single thing.

The dumbing down of our education, the undermining of moral values with the fad of “non-judgmental” affectations, the denigration of our nation

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Review of Freedom, Healing for Parents of Disabled Children by Nancy Douglas

A review of Nancy Douglas’s Freedom: Healing for Parents of Disabled Children (Buy from Amazon)

Book Description
In the pages of Freedom, Nancy Douglas candidly shares the pain, grief, and trials of having a disabled child. From the initial storm of discovering her daughter was Autistic, deaf, and Failure to Thrive, to the agony of knowing she would never receive physically healing, her compelling and honest account of life with a special needs child will transform the heart of all who read it. Walk with Nancy through the pages of her journey and discover for yourself the true and lasting … continue reading...