Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Disdain for the Disabled

People have asked me, on more than one occasion, if I knew there was something wrong why didn't I "do something about it".

By that, they mean-why didn't I kill my baby.

Now, a study from the UK shows that parents (the header in the link says "women" but I think that's unfair, it's both parents that deal with this situation, not just women) who decide to keep their disabled babies are treated with scorn and disgust. 

I'm not surprised.

I like the title of that book "Defiant Birth".

That's kind of like my son.

Defying the odds. Like-I'm here, deal with it!

And so we do. With love. Unconditional love.