Last Friday, March 9th, a jury reached a verdict and nearly 3 million dollars were awarded to a couple for a wrongful birth. The wrongful birth of their daughter who has Down syndrome. They sued the doctor and the lab techs who failed to diagnose their daughter prenatally in spite of a CVS. Their reasoning--had they known that their unborn daughter was disabled, they would have aborted her. These parents saw dollar signs. They sued and they won. Here is the whole story.
|I loved her the moment I saw her.|
There are so many things I want to say. So many feelings floating around. You see, I did not know until Ellie was born that she carried a little something extra. I love my daughter with every single ounce of my being. Was I shocked? Yes. What I saying "Why God?" Yes. Yet the idea that I should sue never crossed my mind. Do I honestly believe that this money awarded to these parents will entirely be used for their daughter's medical care? No, I do not. If her parents truly did not want their daughter, they could have put her up for adoption where are loving family would rejoice at having her in their lives. Did you know that there is ~ 3 year waiting list for parents to adopt children with Ds?
As much I want to write about this, I know that I cannot describe my feelings as well as Deanna J. Smith at Everything And Nothing From Essex. Please read her post "Perhaps You Should Sue God".