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Wrongful Life is Nonsense

  /   Wednesday August 27, 2003  

We must congratulate the judges in Kentucky who decided that birth of a disabled child is not a reason to claim damage. I hope that any higher court this may get to will make the same decision. The real encouraging part is that the judge looked at the implication of giving an award in this case. It would essentially be a starting point for society to kill the disabled.

Sadly, this effect of killing the disabled may become a result of the Baby Boomer’s having contracepted themselves into smaller families. With fewer younger people to support the elderly, it is possible that some younger people will push for euthanasia when the older people become a “burden” or “too costly” to take care of. Even in my pharmacy school classes, they introduced us to the principles of “quality of life” and “cost utility” and presented the problem of disease in terms of cost.

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