A lot has been in the news lately about several cases where parents want the right to kill their children. I should back track and say, legally, you can kill your child before they take their first breath. But once your child breaths, it is against the law to kill said child. For some reason, the two types of deaths are treated differently but I digress.
Recently a mother, Annette Corriveau, was on the Dr. Phil show discussing how she wants the right to kill both of her adult disabled children. Her children have a very rare disease and rely on feeding tubes to survive. But does it really matter that they have a rare disease? Does it really matter that they need a feeding tube to survive? Personally I don’t think it does.
If I didn’t put food on the table everyday, my daughters would starve to death. They rely on me to provide food. No different from these adult children relying on someone to provide them food.
Annette believes that she would be doing the merciful thing by putting them out of their misery by killing them. And sadly, nearly the entire audience, including Dr. Phil, agreed with her. I’m appalled, absolutely appalled to hear this. I actually couldn’t find the words to describe what I felt when I tried to explain this to my husband.
Since 2007, the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists stated that all women regardless of age should be offered the opportunity for screening to see if their unborn child has Down Syndrome. Since then, it is estimated that nearly 92% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted. The eight percent either slip through the cracks or have parents who took the test and decided to love their child regardless of the outcome. If mercy killing becomes legal, this would be a way to eliminate that eight percent.
Do you think this could become legal in our country? I do.
The way our country is turning, we will have the right to kill our children. This is scary to me. I pray that Roe vs. Wade is overturned but now I’m praying that mercy killing will not be legal. Like I said before, our country is just a step away from Hitler’s idea of a perfect Germany. A great portion of our country’s rich history is based on the equality between the white man and black man. Equality between men and women. Why have we spent so much time fighting for these equalities when we have easily overlook the simplest equality-equality for all. Born, unborn, mentally competent, not mentally competent, we were all created in God’s image. We are all equal and have the right to life.
Let’s keep it that way.