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The Disabled Are Fair Game For Killing

The disabled are fair game for killing both inside and outside the womb.  I know raising a child with a disability can be hard.  I have one.  I have many friends who have children with disabilities.

No matter how frustrating.  No matter how hard.  No matter how bad things have gotten.  I have never had one of my friends say they wish their child was dead.

How could any mother want their child dead?  How could any father want their child dead?

Recently a jury in South Florida – West Palm Beach – awarded $4.5 million to parents because they were not given the chance to kill (abort) their son.  The child was born with no arms and one leg.

Wow – these parents are saying they wished their son was dead.  They are saying that they (the couple) would prefer not to have their son.  Even worse a jury decided the child would be better off dead and awarded the parents money as compensation.

Now the award is for money to care for their son.  However, the message is clear – The Disabled Are Expendable.

What does this tell the rest of society?  Yes it is OK to abuse or neglect the disabled; after all they are better off dead.  Those parents and society by extension would be better served if the disabled had never been allowed to be born.

This does not allow that anyone with a disability can have a good quality life.  This does not allow that anyone with a disability can contribute to society.  This does not allow that anyone with a disability can have a family or people who love and care for them.

The Disabled Are Expendable

In the early years of Hitler’s rise to power he was a proponent of euthanasia.  That is the killing off of the weak, unwanted and burdensome.  He was in favor of killing them in and out of the womb.  That is a horrible thought.

However, do you what he modeled his euthanasia legislation after?  He modeled his euthanasia laws after the laws of Virginia and other states here in the US.

Our disregard for the disabled is not new.  We are seeing it raising its ugly head again.  Budgets are tight so now we can kill off the disabled; in fact we should not even let them be born.

Keep squeaking those wheels.

This was originally posted on The View From The Dark Side Of The Moon Blog.

Euthanizing The Disabled

A new report from England shows one of the largest groups being euthanized are the disabled.  This is being accomplished through the systematic aborting of fetuses that may have a disability.

In England there has been a marked increase in abortions of babies who were suffering from cleft palates, club feet and Down syndrome.  This is in fact the practice of euthanizing the disabled.  Prevent them from being born and they will all go away.

This also amounts to discrimination against the disabled.  Not allowing them to be born to live – that is definitely discrimination.

According to reports the rate of abortion for disabled babies rose 33% between 2001 and 2010.  This is 10 the rise in abortions for the general population in Britain.

This trend is not just limited to England.  In 2000 a study showed that 25% of doctors counseled expectant mothers with babies at risk for Downs syndrome to terminate their pregnancy.  Of course terminate a pregnancy is just a euphemism for eugenics, the selective breeding of just those babies who will be born without a disability.

The trend of killing the disabled before they are born is dangerous.  It goes to the very heart of who is worthy of life.  If the disabled can be killed in the womb then why not do it when they are 1 or 2 hours old?  Why not do it when they are under the age of 5 years?  Why not euthanize them when they are no longer useful to society.

Euthanizing the disabled has to stop – it is unacceptable under any circumstances.

Related Story from Britain.    Related Story from the US.

Remember the squeaky wheelchair gets attention.