An Abortion Interrupted: Couple Sues For Doctor's Failure to Detect Infant's Lung Disease in Womb
June 29th, 2012
Now we are beginning to see exactly where the right to kill the unborn can lead; in the below story from the AP, a couple actually sue because of the doctor's failure to detect disease in the womb, and their alleged inability to abort the fetus absent of this knowledge.
The simple fact is, there are so many diseases that can afflict the unborn, it is virtually impossible to predict with any certainty whether a child will or won't eventually develop some malady.
But to lay this predisposition at the feet of a doctor and then sue the Doctor for the childs living birth?
Do the parents not understand that, if the guilt can be construed to lie with a doctor for failure to detect, then the parents themselves must also be guilty for passing the genetic predisposition along to their infant? In fact, if any guilt actually lay with the doctors, then perhaps a lawyer should come forward to represent the child for the tort of its parents having perpetrated the crime of mating with a knowable predisposition for passing along this genetic malady.
However, once the child reaches his or her formative years, how might he or she feel about the parents having actually sued for their usurped right to have killed the child in the womb in the first place?
That scenario might make for some very interesting birthday situations, to say the least, especially if the child was also born with a genetic predispostion towards sarcasm.
However, I personally know several people, one in particular, who have Cystic Fibrosis and can easily be counted as God's gift to us all and to his little ones.
Below is the story; God help us all:
AP) A District Court judge in Gallatin County says a Montana couple who say they would have terminated a pregnancy if they had known their daughter would be born with cystic fibrosis can move forward with their lawsuit against their health care providers.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported District Judge Mike Salvagni ruled that Kerrie and Joe Evans’ claims should be heard in court.
The couple claims their medical providers failed to conduct genetic testing to determine if their child would have cystic fibrosis when they tested for other chromosomal abnormalities.
The lawsuit, filed in October, seeks damages for emotional distress and medical costs.
The defendants had asked Salvagni to dismiss the case.
In denying the dismissal, Salvagni said the case was about Kerrie Evans’ lost right to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy.
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