“I can’t explain why we shouldn’t murder disabled children”

Baby cryingMatt Walsh’s blog post, "I can’t explain why we shouldn’t murder disabled children" caused quite a stir this week. This is not really something I want to submit on Christmas Eve, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget to post it and (come to think of it) it is apropos given we are about to celebrate the birth of a baby.

Please read Walsh’s entire article yourself (my excerpts cannot do it justice)…but about two thirds of the way into the piece he explains its genesis:

I say all of this because my initial intention was to sit down and write about the couple in Washington who just won a 50 million dollar "wrongful birth" settlement. Brock and Rhea Wuth sued a hospital because their son was born severely disabled. No, they were not alleging that the hospital caused the disability; they alleged that the hospital (and a lab testing facility) did not run the correct tests that would have detected the genetic defects while the child was still in the womb. Had they been given the correct tests, they would have known that the baby was "defective," and then killed it. Tragically, they were robbed of the opportunity to abort their son, so the hospital must pay for the son’s care — for the rest of his life.

I’m speechless.

Walsh’s article begins with:

I don’t know.

I don’t know how else to explain this. Can I really formulate an argument that will explain why we shouldn’t murder disabled children? If you don’t immediately recognize the eugenic slaughter of handicapped babies as something severely troubling, I’m not sure that I can offer any insights to help you understand.

And it ends with:

I was going to explain why all children, disabled or not, should be protected.

I was going to, but I can’t. These facts are self evident, and I can’t explain a self evident fact. I’m not that good.

If you don’t understand, I can’t make you. All I can do is pray for your soul.

And I will. I promise.

I would suggest we need to pray for a nation (and a world) where this is accepted. We deserve the wrath of God. 🙁


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