I like George Will. Not as a person, since I don’t know him, but as a writer. The man called “perhaps the most influential man in America” has written another poignant piece.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The day after Jon was born, a doctor told Jon’s parents that the first question for them was whether they intended to take Jon home from the hospital. Nonplussed, they said they thought that is what parents do with newborns. Not doing so was, however, still considered an acceptable choice for parents who might prefer to institutionalize or put up for adoption children thought to have necessarily bleak futures. Whether warehoused or just allowed to languish from lack of stimulation and attention, people with Down syndrome, not given early and continuing interventions, were generally thought to be incapable of living well, and hence usually did not live as long as they could have.”
Read the rest: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51223