Cases like this one put on display the sickening hubris of people who presume to “know” that disabled children would rather be dead. How dare they!
In my own experience, I have an autistic niece. Granted, autism is not something that can be detected in the womb, but the fact remains that she will always be low functioning, will always need assistance with everyday living, and will always be treasured by her family.
Trig Palin will lead a life that is fulfilling, if not productive by our standards. Last spring, George Will penned a wonderful tribute to his son, who has Down, on the occasion of his 40th birthday. I highly recommend it to those of you who think a disability is, literally, a fate worse than death.
And those like Jeff