After a couple from British Columbia found out the fetus their surrogate was carrying had Down Syndrome, they requested that the surrogate have an abortion. And she refused.
It’s quite the pickle, and for many different reasons. First of all, it brings up the argument over what constitutes a birth defect. I often wonder if parents-to-be sit down and create a list of birth defects they can and cannot live with. It seems like the responsible thing to do I suppose, but if I was to …
Meet Tony Simmons, a New York City juvenile court counselor whose job it was to look after, offer guidance, and be a voice of reason to troubled young people. Admirable way to earn a living, right? His was a downright charitable line of work. You’d even assume, due to his job title, that Tony Simmons would be an upstanding role model to others. Sadly? He is none of the above.
When one tries to picture the most dangerous point in their lives, images of your mother holding you near and dear in her arms probably don’t spark much terror in your heart. But according to studies by the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this time may have been one of the most dangerous in your life,
“In the United States, you are 10 times more likely to die by homicide — to be murdered — on the day you are born than at any other time during your life.
Even if you make through your first day, you still risk a better chance of being murdered during your first year of life than in any other year of childhood before you turn 17.”