Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The War on the Weak

I just read this selection by Wesley J. Smith about Waging War on the Weak. Its a quick read, but very informative, I suggest taking a moment or two and reading through it, its chilling.

Four months ago, a little girl in Samoa was born with serious disabilities. Doctors did not believe the baby could survive, so they urged the parents not to feed their daughter. But the parents loved their daughter and snuck food to Miracle. Beyond all medical expectations, Miracle survived.

Ponder, if you will, what I just wrote: Miracle's parents had to sneak food into the hospital! This wasn't even a feeding tube case. Had the parents acquiesced and permitted Miracle to starve, her death would have been akin to being exposed on a hill—the method ancient Romans used to rid themselves of “defective” babies.

2 comments:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

Its shocking how cold and callous doctors and nurses can be.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Wow. Great article. it should give us all pause.

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