KJL, a guest on our show this morning, was kind enough to mention our blog this afternoon at The Corner in relation to the Virginia Ironside video. It’s a must read … even if you heard our interview this morning, Part Six of today’s podcast.If you’re not familiar with the story … the video is here. but, I thought repulsive just about summed up Virginia Ironside’s comment that she, like many mothers, would smother their children with a pillow is they deemed them to be suffering. Yeah, repulsive … enough to make my stomoch … well you get the idea. Read it all.
What struck me as the most outrageous aspect of it is that it is not so outrageous. It is, in a sense, what we do. Upwards of 90 percent of those diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome are eliminated here, for an example.
Yesterday in Washington, a forum at my alma mater focused on practical solutions andalternatives to this reality. Practical ways to help those who face a diagnosis about their unborn child, practical ways to help families and individuals with disabilities. This is worth reading.
KJL respects life as do I. But if you are on Virginia’s side then I ask you, when, with God’s grace, you get to live to a ripe old age, who would you rather have holding your hand, Virginia Ironside or Kathryn. Bless her.
One more thing before I go. If you are looking for a more uplifting video, one that shows the hope that should be instilled in all hearts, one that makes it clear that one person making the decision to snuff out the life of another simply because they are inconvenient, please take a few minutes to watch the video I made about teenagers with disabilities.
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