Talking about 'wrongful life'...
The No Pity blog is all over the 'wrongful life' lawsuit from Court TV that Lawrence blogged about in MediaCircus. Alejandra posted the article from Court TV 'Disabled woman sues doctor for letting her be born' --
A blind and deaf Australian woman who claims she never should have been born is suing a doctor for a lifetime of suffering in the country's first "wrongful life" suit. Alexia Harriton, 24, is seeking compensation from the doctor who misdiagnosed rubella in the first trimester of her mother's pregnancy, claiming Olga Harriton would have aborted her had she been aware of the potential birth defects arising from the illness...
-- and the comments are going strong:
Severe disability does not imply unhappiness in life. Disabled people certainly can be unhappy, but there is no direct link.
Cases like this piss me off. Maybe I should sue my parents for having had me. History of depression on both sides of the family, they should have known better....
I'm the same age as this woman and living in the same country, and yet we had such different outcomes from the same disease. I can quite confidently say I'd much rather be alive than dead.
Get in on it here.