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Wrongful birth lawsuits are wrongful


Daily Caller

First, it was promotion of “after-birth abortion.” Now, just as that hubbub dies down, a Portland jury has ruled that Kalanit Levy should never have been born. More precisely, the jury awarded $2.9 million to Kalanit’s parents for what is sometimes called “wrongful birth.”

Kalanit has Down syndrome, which was not detected by doctors during pre-natal testing. Deborah Levy testified that while she dearly loves her daughter, had she known the truth about her condition, she would have had an abortion. So, the doctors and hospital must now pay because their medical negligence permitted her to see the light of day.

Wrongful birth lawsuits are merely the newest front in the ongoing eugenic search-and-destroy mission aimed at wiping people with Down syndrome off the face of the earth. What a bitter irony. We live in a society in which the ethical commitment to universal human equality may be at an all-time high. Americans heartily cheer on the participants in the Special Olympics. The Americans with Disabilities Act enjoys widespread support. Yet, many support targeting fetuses with Down syndrome and other genetic conditions for elimination in the womb. Indeed, studies show that about 90% of fetuses testing positive for conditions such as Down syndrome or dwarfism are now aborted.

Those who make a different choice may face societal opprobrium. I am convinced, for example, that the birth of Trig Palin to Sarah and Todd Palin was a primary reason for the visceral hatred of the former Alaska governor by some on the far-left political flank. Thus, the popular leftist blog Wonkette toxically opined:

Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. …What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.

Wonkette was far from alone in taking this bigoted tack. Even mainstream political types made hateful statements about the birth of Trig. Thus, after Palin was added to the Republican presidential ticket in 2008, South Carolina’s Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sniffed that Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” (Wonkette and Fowler later apologized.)





  1. dapenguin in Alaska

    March 13th, 2012

    We wanted to abort, oh wait 2.9 Million, wow we love our child!!

    If hypocrisy was a disease, these two would be terminal.

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  2. Moe Tom

    March 13th, 2012

    This is unbelievably horrible stuff. Can’t take it.

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  3. Friend of the family

    March 13th, 2012

    Down syndrome:
    A congenital disorder, caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome, in which the affected person has mild to moderate mental retardation, short stature, and a flattened facial profile. Also called trisomy 21.
    American Heritage Dictionary

    Not totally incapacitated. Not completely without cognitive and motor skills. Able to think and speak and walk and learn and WORK.

    I’ve met several with Down syndrome in my life, and never once did it occur to me that they were ugly or freaks or stupid or having any other negative attributes. As matter of fact, they are quiet, peaceful looking, caring individuals who know they are different and WANT to be a part of our so-called “normal” society.

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  4. Ohio Dan

    March 13th, 2012

    Wow! just demented.

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  5. Debbie

    March 13th, 2012

    This is so sick. I caught a bit of Hannity’s show the other day and he was talking about what that a-hole, Louis CK, said about Sarah and Trig. It was so filthy, I can’t repeat it.

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  6. Merry Poppet

    March 14th, 2012

    I can’t think of anything to say that doesn’t involve extreme and plentiful profanity at the parents. That poor baby.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    March 14th, 2012

    Little Kalanit has two older brothers. They’re both old enough to understand that their parents would have “disposed of” their little sister if they’d known about the Down’s. I can’t even begin to imagine what the boys might be thinking/feeling.

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  8. Brooke

    March 14th, 2012

    My nephew has Down’s, and he is absolutely a blessing. What’s more, my brother and sister i/l would never, ever have considered killing him.

    This is just totally sickening.

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  9. Dr. Tar

    March 14th, 2012

    The first to be euthanized by the Nazis were those under three with mental or birth defects.


    They were motivated by Eugenics, which got its start right here in the good old US of A.

    “The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known, role in the American eugenics movement’s campaign for ethnic cleansing.”


    They finally found victims that can’t speak in their own defense.

    Wait, did I just compare the left to Nazis?

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  10. muddjuice

    March 14th, 2012

    Children are a blessing from God. I have met many people with down syndrome and I’ve said this before but I’ll repeat it, they are so full of life and a pleasure to be around!

    These monsters do not deserve children. How do you explain that to your kids?

    “Yeah, we love you but we would have aborted you so we got $2.9 mil from the hospital because they didn’t tell us you were a retarded freak and had we known we would have killed you before you were born………you want butter on your toast honey?”

    Arrrggg!!! I am so angry that all I can do is weep for our nation today….

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  11. MNHawk

    March 14th, 2012

    Invoking Godwin’s Law is usually a thread loser, but dammit, what else can you invoke after reading this?

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