ROME, DEC. 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Abortion advocates have long argued for a woman’s right to control her body and to be able to dispose of the unborn child if she wishes. In a bizarre decision, a Belgian court has extended that reasoning to say that a child has a right to be aborted.
A Belgian journal, “Revue Générale des Assurances et Responsabilités,” has just published the decision handed down by the Brussels Court of Appeal on Sept. 21 regarding the case of a child born disabled after an erroneous prenatal diagnosis, according to the Gènéthique press review for Nov. 29-Dec. 3.
The court ruled that the child’s parents could claim damages from the doctors who failed to detect the disability. They said that by making therapeutic abortion legal, the legislators intended to allow women to avoid giving birth to seriously handicapped children, “having regard not only to the interests of the mother, but also to those of the unborn child itself.”Thus, the judges considered that the child would have had the “right”
I think we should let the babies be born and then wait till they can talk. Then ask them if they want to die. My money is on “no”.
I also think that the Brussels Court of Appeals needs to volunteer to be euthanized to set an example for the rest of us. Just the court, mind you, not the humans who comprise it.