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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...

Is there such a thing as ‘Christian’ music, writing, art, etc?

I try mightily to keep myself from having unexamined beliefs.  I turned one up, though, in the last month or so, no doubt because of the writing contest and online apologetics conference I was working on.  The writing contest, for example, is labeled as a Christian writing contest.  I began to think about how an endeavor like writing, or any endeavor at all, could justify being termed ‘Christian’ and realized I had never really thought about it much before, and had rather accepted the presumptions that had been handed down to me.  I hate it when I do that!  Even … continue reading...

No Scientific Proof? Well, that proves it!

I read a fascinating news article today about the worries that doctors have because some people are choosing not to get their measles immunization for their children (this could also be read:  doctors are annoyed people are challenging their judgment).  Here is the article about the jump in measles cases.

There are several parts of the article that caught my eye.

Many people are rejecting the measles shot out of concern that it might be a factor in making kids autistic.  To this, the article says, recapitulating the ‘party’ line:

Questions commonly center on autism and the fear that … continue reading...

The Doctors are Not Always Right: Says a comment, but not the story

I found this story to be interesting. It tells the story of twins, one of which was weaker than the other in the womb. In order to save the life of the stronger one… presumably… they were going to ‘terminate’ the weaker one. The story describes the efforts to kill the smaller baby but the result was that the baby kept on living. The boys look pretty healthy now.

The article doesn’t state the obvious, but a comment by another reader does: ” A lovely story. Doctors are not always right.”

Not all of us are confronted with the heart-wrenching … continue reading...