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Old Mar 10, 2012, 07:39 AM
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An interesting case ... sad and tragic ... but interesting none the less ...

Couple is sueing because of a botched pre-natel test failed to show their child had downs, stateing that if they knew, they would have aborted her. They are asking for 3 million.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...st_read_module
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 08:29 AM
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It is going to be very expensive to look after the child, so I can understand why they need the money, also, if they say that they would not have terminated the pregnancy they would have been unlikely to win a claim for compensation, as the insurance/hospital/whatever could claim that they would have been expecting the expence.

A very sad case.
A difficult one for the parents.
I know a family with a downs daughter, she is so happy, but requires a lot of support.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:04 AM
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this should be a loser case......that is no reason to abort. sorry this is a murder eugenics or what ever you want to call it its wrong period. i pray the rest on here would agree. i,m so tired of you all telling murder is cool because you don't want to be burdened.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:06 AM
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In light of today's thinking on the subject I am surprised the liberals have not enacted a new law making retroactive abortion legal for events like this.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Why do a prenatal test?
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:18 AM
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If raising a downs child would be too much for them, couldn't they have put the baby up for adoption? I always hear of stories where such children, those whom others shun, are adopted into loving families.....

just a thought.....

This is intended as a serious question.... are the parents legally required to keep and properly care for the baby, or can they give her up for adoption upon birth? Is there some legal test, i.e. mental or financial ability to raise the child? Any lawyers here, or others in the know regarding such issues?
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:22 AM
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well whoever says murder/abortion is cool needs to be retro aborted.
sadly that might be me for typing that LOL
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 01:53 PM
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this should be a loser case......that is no reason to abort. sorry this is a murder eugenics or what ever you want to call it its wrong period. i pray the rest on here would agree. i,m so tired of you all telling murder is cool because you don't want to be burdened.
no, this is the choice that modern medicine gives us, either live with it or crawl back into your cave.

glad to see they have a woman (you know, those inferior things that can actually carry a fetus to term) judging their case and hope they get what they're asking for.

and 3M doesn't at all sound like a lot to me. looks like it would be just the right amount needed to give the girl the special attention she'll be needing. if they were demanding 100M then i'd call them greedy gold digging schmucks.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:22 PM
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no, this is the choice that modern medicine gives us, either live with it or crawl back into your cave.

glad to see they have a woman (you know, those inferior things that can actually carry a fetus to term) judging their case and hope they get what they're asking for.

and 3M doesn't at all sound like a lot to me. looks like it would be just the right amount needed to give the girl the special attention she'll be needing. if they were demanding 100M then i'd call them greedy gold digging schmucks.
Ditto. If my son (due in 2+ months) had downs or another severe birth defect, we would of aborted in seconds flat. We both feel that the whole "they're special" argument is BS and basically, willingly bringing a severely developmentally disabled child into the world is tantamount to torture.

It's our call and it's our right.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:40 PM
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My wife and I did not do the Prenatal tests for just that reason. Every life is precious.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Ditto. If my son (due in 2+ months) had downs or another severe birth defect, we would of aborted in seconds flat. We both feel that the whole "they're special" argument is BS and basically, willingly bringing a severely developmentally disabled child into the world is tantamount to torture.

It's our call and it's our right.
same here with all three of our rugrats. all paid for by our evil socialist medical system.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:58 PM
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My wife and I did not do the Prenatal tests for just that reason. Every life is precious.
while gambling and taking risks can be lots of fun i don't think pregnancy is the place for it.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I've experienced this in my familly. As a child, they are still loving and it's hard to think about the possibility of aborting them. Their life and their parents' sacrefices are a labor of love. But as their parents get older, the situation becomes desperate ... who will take care of them after their parents pass away or get to old to sholder the burden?

This is a tough question to ask of anyone. My wife and I talked deeply and long about this when she was pregnant with my daughter. We too would have chosen abortion. But I wonder how one could tell their child ... If we had none better, we would have aborted you.

I'm just glad we were never put into that position.
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